In software engineering, continuous integration (CI) implements the continuous building and automated testing of the full software product on a frequent schedule. At least once a day, often several times a day and sometimes as often as after every check in to the version control system.

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What advantages do continuous integration tools offer on a solo project?

If you're doing a solo project - would you use CI tools to build from a repository? I've used Hudson and Cruise Control in a team environment, where it's essential to build as soon as anyone checks ...
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How to use Subversion in conjunction with DTAP with several Scrum teams?

I've read How Do You Pull Something from a Release?, but it doesn't solve our problems, as our case is more complex. Our situation is as follows. We're developing an application for an internal ...
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How short/stable should tests/build be for working CI/CD pipeline?

(Please note that this question is linked to this: How can Continuous Delivery work in practice? - but it asks a more specific question regarding time and stability). CI/CD, no manual QA, super quick ...
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Babysitting your Continuous Integration System

One of my roles in my team is the build person. I am responsible for maintaining/updating our build scripts and making sure we are building 'smoothly' on the continuous integration server. I usually ...
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Is this the wrong environment for CI?

Background Team/Project Size Currently at our company, we have a team of 3 developers. We each have our own projects that we work on. So, we never have more than one person working on a software ...
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When to do code reviews when doing continuous integration?

We are trying to switch to a continuous integration environment but are not sure when to do code reviews. From what I've read of continuous integration, we should be attempting to check in code as ...
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Sequence of Integration Test in Build Process

We are developing a Web API (ASP.net, C#) project and use Bamboo CI for our continuous Integration. We run the Unit test before the deployment task so that deployment does not happen if test fails. We ...
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How do you scale your integration testing?

I am investigating techniques and strategies for scaling our growing number of integration tests on our current product, so that they can (humanly) remain part of our development, and CI process. At ...
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Does continuous integration involve automatic merging between branches?

When setting up a continous integration environment, does it always entail having the build server pull code and merge between branches? Or is it something you NEVER want to do because you are ...
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How to apologize when you have broken the nightly build [closed]

My first commit in my project resulted in the nightly build being broken and people are all over me as we are nearing the release. I want to send an apology email that should sound sincere and at the ...
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How can CI be used for interpreted languages?

I have never used a Continuous Integration system (CI) before. I primarily code in MATLAB, Python or PHP. Neither of these have a build step and I do not see how a CI could be used for my work. A ...
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Branching breaks continous integration?

I think this article, A Successful Git Branching Model, is very well known among experienced DVCS users. I use hg mostly, but I would argue this discussion is fine for any DVCS. Our current ...
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Running unit tests for an Azure solution built by TeamCity

We have a solution containing a Web Role and Worker Role. This is built by TeamCity and deployed by Octopus Deploy to a Microsoft Azure environment. The solution contains unit test assemblies (MSTest) ...
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What's the point of running unit tests on a CI server?

Why would you run unit tests on a CI server? Surely, by the time something gets committed to master, a developer has already run all the unit tests before and fixed any errors that might've occurred ...
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Continous integration of only MyCompanies nuget packages

I am trying to do a nightly package integration with one of our projects that consumes 6 other internal teams’ -PreRelease packages. Background Info We have our own internal ProGet Server that ...
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Where to store standalone.xml and other files so it is acessible in my CI server?

I am fairly new to JavaEE, so I have some concepts still missing. I am learning Docker to use it in our DEV / CI Build environments. I could make it work on my machine. But for it to work in the CI ...
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Continuous integration (with iOS and Android projects) [closed]

I'm trying to make some positive changes in my company and one of the changes is implementing continuous integration. We do mobile development (iOS/Android) so I need a CI that supports both types of ...
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Dependency promotion strategies: siloed or orchestrated?

We have a lot of apps and web services (some public facing products, some internal and part of a private "backend") that are interdependent on one another. Each one of these components has 4 ...
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An elegant way to store build counter [closed]

We use Git and Jenkins as our build&release system and each build is assigned a version number which looks like this: 6.0.12345. Here, the 12345 part is a counter which increments with each build. ...
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Who should support and maintain development infrastructure?

I am interested to know what other peoples' experiences are with managing development infrastructure are. I am talking about things like the build server, the central git repo etc etc. Any ...
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Workflow for chains of dependent pull requests to projects that depend on other projects

Suppose you have project A and project B, where project B depends on project A - let's say A is a library. And project A and project B live in separate version control repositories - either because ...
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What's the best way of testing client/server programs using Bamboo?

At my company, we've standardized on Bamboo for continuous integration. One of our products is a Server + a set of clients, and we want to test many different combinations. The way we do it is to have ...
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Can I fully automate Docker deployment of a .Net CoreCLR on a CI Server without installing Visual Studio?

I'm experimenting with the deployment of ASP.Net 5 CoreCLR apps to Linux Docker containers. Literally all the articles, posts, etc. I found involve using the Visual Studio GUI. On publish a PowerShell ...
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Is it a good practice to run unit tests in version control hooks?

From the technical point of view it is possible to add some pre/post push hooks which will run unit tests before allowing some specific commit to be merged to remote default branch. My question is - ...
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gitflow model with UAT releases is too chaotic, how to simplify?

At $DAYJOB, we have the following release/delivery pipeline: Get new features, work on new features. Once all features are completed, our own QA performs regressions, etc. QA signs off on first UAT ...
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Does Continuous Integration imply one monolithic VCS repo?

I am part of a small team which develops several internal apps for our company. We are in a process of becoming more Agile, this especially includes lots of automated testing. Now we are in a ...
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How to do external API testing (blackbox)

Assume you are using APIs from a vendor, how to make sure their API is working as expected? My main concern is sometimes the vendor pushed the changes to their code and break the API, we want to have ...
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In CI, should tests be run against src or dist?

I've had a dispute with a colleague about when to run JavaScript unit tests in a CI environment at one of two different times. Let's call the two parties PE (pro-early) and PL (pro-late). Early ...
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Automatically reverting commits that fail the build

A colleague of mine told me that he is thinking in making our CI server to revert commits that failed the build, so the HEAD in master is always stable (as in passing the build at least). Is this a ...
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Is it good practice to store software version numbers in VCS?

A product version, such as v1.0.0.100, represents not only a unique production release of software, but helps identify feature sets and hotfix stages for said product. Right now I see two ways to ...
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Development setup for TDD. Is it correct?

This is how my team has it's development environment set up: Each team member has a local development environment on their own computer, where they check out the code from a shared repository. Every ...
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Deployment keys vs. virtual users on GitHub

GitHub supports deployment keys which are attached to a repository instead of a user. Such a key can be used to read and write the repository and is intended as a mean for automatic processes ...
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Development Workflow (Git/CI) in varied tech level .NET Shop

tl;dr: I need a development workflow for ASP.NET apps that works for the designer on a Mac, the content writers who don't have visual studio, and the C#/.NET developers (mostly me), such that we can ...
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Deploy a website via apt/yum to different environments without rebuilding for each?

I want to setup a continuous integration pipeline for the first time. I have a website that includes a config file that points to MySQL and Redis. I would like to build a package once and then deploy ...
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Should unit tests run on every git branch?

I am new to repo management / continuous integration. I designed a repo in the following way PROJ |-src |-include |-lib |-config PROJ_Unit_Tests |-src |-config PROJ_Doc When I now do ...
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Is continuous integration more than just automatically testing code?

Is continuous integration about more than just automatically testing code, either periodically or after every commit to the main repository? Before today, I'd heard the term CI, and about CI services ...
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Is it reasonable to run processes with CI tools?

At my company, we have a quagmire of disparate cron jobs (on multiple systems) and manually kicked off processes which keep our business functioning that is a result of years of expedient development ...
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Using continuous build results as part of performance review metrics? [closed]

My boss is planning to use the metrics from our continuous build (builds and runs tests on every commit) as part of our performance reviews (in our 'quality' metric). This seems like a REALLY bad idea ...
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How do I learn the right approach to implement half a feature? [closed]

I lead a development team and I want to release our product as often as possible (Continuous Delivery). In many cases, we have to implement a feature that takes longer to implement than the time ...
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Build automation vs deploy automation vs continuous integration

I want to become more efficient and I want to use ops tools efficiently. With this in mind, I wanted to learn more about continuous integration, but it seems that there is many different things ...
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How to conduct a 3 days training on current techniques like TDD and CI [closed]

I am tasked to conduct a training for an upcoming team of 20 Java developers for a new project. The project owner wants us to use state of the art development techniques like TDD and CI. The ...
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A good workflow to start with Continuous Delivery?

My team is facing a couple of new challanges in the near future, as we will start developing a couple of (micro)services which will run in a cloud environment. Therefore we want to establish a ...
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Atlassian Bamboo package from multiple repositories

We're currently developing a server/client application. The server is a maven Java EE project. The client interfaces are in HTML5. We use Stateless REST interfaces to communicate with each other. As ...
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Why does CI stipulate that we should be able to rollback to any version of a software?

I was reading the book "Continuous delivery, reliable software deployments through build, tests and deployment automation ". And the author mentions that one should be able to rollback to any version ...
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How to maintain different, customized versions of the same software for multiple clients

we have multiple clients with different needs. Although our software is modularized to a degree, it's almost certain that we need to adjust every module's business logic here and there a little for ...
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How would a one man team benefit from a continous integration setup? [duplicate]

I am a one man team. I develop an in house database, and the web interface. My current workflow is code on my development machine. Test. Push to a central git server. Log into the production server ...
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Single branch Strategy in Agile development

Currently in our project we have trunk , release branches also hotfix brances , we are planning to maintain single branch strategy instead maintain multiple. can any one explain what are all the ...
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Why does Jenkins warn you if you tell it to check for changes every minute?

In the past when I've set up Jenkins to look for version control changes every second by using the cron format of "* * * * *" (or something like that). When you do this, it gives you a warning and ...
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Tracking internal builds versus public builds

At our office, we use JIRA to track issues reported by our QA teams. We also have Bamboo which builds each time we commit to our Git (Stash) repository. QA picks a build from Bamboo and they work with ...
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Scheduling a Jenkins job to only run integration test [closed]

My current company has a Jenkins/DotCi setup. Our current process for CI is when dev pushes to github, jenkins runs unit tests on all branches and reports back to us via email if the unit tests ...