Top 13 Benefits of CI/CD You Should Not Ignore

In traditional software development approaches, releases are spread out and recur at intervals for every small feature update or bug fix. This dramatically increases the chances of changes getting coupled at the time of deployment. Over time, the problem starts to grow, posing more challenges for an entire team. The worst part is that all processes are manual, and most of these products are developed/tested individually. Needless to say, it becomes more prone to human error. CI/CD is something that solves all this and makes the entire process more manageable and efficient.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment or CI/CD is the backbone of building, testing, and deploying applications to production in modern software development practices. CI/CD plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between development and various affected teams. CI helps to mitigate the risks and enables production parity by automating multiple code changes from varied developers of the project. On the other hand, CD enables developers to deliver the integrated code to production seamlessly, thus providing a quick and effective automated process to release new features and updates to customers without much hassle.

CI/CD has now become an integral part of modern software development cycles. If you are yet to make your move about CI/CD implementation, this blog will definitely help you out in identifying the amazing benefits of CI/CD.

Without further ado, let’s now take a peek into the 13 top benefits of CI/CD pipeline in your project-

1. Superior Code Quality

One of the chief technical benefits of CI/CD is that it enhances the overall code quality. A CI/CD pipeline enables developers to integrate their code into a common repository in small batches. Through this repository, developers can share their builds with the entire team rather than working in isolation. Now, the whole team can collaborate for thorough detection and fixation of the most severe bugs.

Additionally, this helps to share stable builds more frequently, free of any critical bug, and thus bad code rarely makes it to production. That’s how CI/CD implementation simply diminishes the off-chance of buggy codes making it too far into production.

2. Reduced Changes & Review Time

Code changes in such an environment are done at an atomic level, which reduces the risk of unintended consequences. Such changes are easy to handle compared to large hefty ones and are easy to fix in case of any issues. Using CI/CD, these code changes can be tested quickly once they are integrated. Such an approach is very beneficial when direct communication is a roadblock or when teams are spread across remote locations.

Amongst other benefits of CI/CD, this is one of the most important ones. A CI environment can be integrated to communicate with a Version Control System as well. This means any change pushed to the merge triggers a CI run, automatically checking the coverage code and whether all tests are passed. This highly reduces the time spent on reviewing the changes and shipping the code.

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Top 13 Benefits of CI/CD You Should Not Ignore
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Serverless CI/CD on the AWS Cloud

CI/CD pipelines have long played a major role in speeding up the development and deployment of cloud-native apps. Cloud services like AWS lend themselves to more agile deployment through the services they offer as well as approaches such as Infrastructure as Code. There is no shortage of tools to help you manage your CI/CD pipeline as well.

While the majority of development teams have streamlined their pipelines to take full advantage of cloud-native features, there is still so much that can be done to refine CI/CD even further. The entire pipeline can now be built as code and managed either via Git as a single source of truth or by using visual tools to help guide the process.

The entire process can be fully automated. Even better, it can be made serverless, which allows the CI/CD pipeline to operate with immense efficiency. Git branches can even be utilized as a base for multiple pipelines. Thanks to the three tools from Amazon; AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeDeploy, serverless CI/CD on the AWS cloud is now easy to set up.

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Top 13 Benefits of CI/CD You Should Not Ignore

In traditional software development approaches, releases are spread out and recur at intervals for every small feature update or bug fix. This dramatically increases the chances of changes getting coupled at the time of deployment. Over time, the problem starts to grow, posing more challenges for an entire team. The worst part is that all processes are manual, and most of these products are developed/tested individually. Needless to say, it becomes more prone to human error. CI/CD is something that solves all this and makes the entire process more manageable and efficient.

Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment or CI/CD is the backbone of building, testing, and deploying applications to production in modern software development practices. CI/CD plays a pivotal role in bridging the gap between development and various affected teams. CI helps to mitigate the risks and enables production parity by automating multiple code changes from varied developers of the project. On the other hand, CD enables developers to deliver the integrated code to production seamlessly, thus providing a quick and effective automated process to release new features and updates to customers without much hassle.

CI/CD has now become an integral part of modern software development cycles. If you are yet to make your move about CI/CD implementation, this blog will definitely help you out in identifying the amazing benefits of CI/CD.

Without further ado, let’s now take a peek into the 13 top benefits of CI/CD pipeline in your project-

1. Superior Code Quality

One of the chief technical benefits of CI/CD is that it enhances the overall code quality. A CI/CD pipeline enables developers to integrate their code into a common repository in small batches. Through this repository, developers can share their builds with the entire team rather than working in isolation. Now, the whole team can collaborate for thorough detection and fixation of the most severe bugs.

Additionally, this helps to share stable builds more frequently, free of any critical bug, and thus bad code rarely makes it to production. That’s how CI/CD implementation simply diminishes the off-chance of buggy codes making it too far into production.

2. Reduced Changes & Review Time

Code changes in such an environment are done at an atomic level, which reduces the risk of unintended consequences. Such changes are easy to handle compared to large hefty ones and are easy to fix in case of any issues. Using CI/CD, these code changes can be tested quickly once they are integrated. Such an approach is very beneficial when direct communication is a roadblock or when teams are spread across remote locations.

Amongst other benefits of CI/CD, this is one of the most important ones. A CI environment can be integrated to communicate with a Version Control System as well. This means any change pushed to the merge triggers a CI run, automatically checking the coverage code and whether all tests are passed. This highly reduces the time spent on reviewing the changes and shipping the code.

How Professional QA Implements A Robust CI/CD Pipeline?

#ci/cd #devops

Appsinvo : What is CI & CD in Product Development?

The development of the product becomes a crucial part of any business model that is engaged in app development. This article has enough information about the CD/CI that will help you through the concept and processes of CD/CI in product development. Read More at : https://www.appsinvo.com/blog/what-is-ci-cd-in-product-development/

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Alycia  Klein

Alycia Klein

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Travis CI vs Jenkins: Which CI/CD Tool Is Right For You?

As a DevOps professional, you need to evaluate these tools based on your budget, project requirements, and other data points. This is why we take a deep dive into  Travis CI vs Jenkinscomparison to help you decide the right CI/CD tool for your project requirements.

If you are new to DevOps and are just learning the basics then I recommend you to read this detailed article on  Continuous Integration And Continuous Delivery. Without further ado, let’s get started.

What Is Jenkins?

Jenkins is a popular open-source CI/CD tool that is in usage for a long time. The tool is written entirely in Java. Jenkins has a powerful set of features that can be used to build, test, and integrate changes in a project.

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It is the go-to choice for startups as it is free to use, supports a wide range of plugins, and is backed by a vibrant community. Developers get the chance to set up a CI/CD environment in Jenkins. Jenkins is available for a wide range of platforms – Windows, macOS, and various flavors of Unix (i.e. Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, and more).

Another major of Jenkins is its extensibility with plugins. Like other open-source projects, Jenkins maintains two release lines – weekly and LTS (Long Term Support). At the time of this article, the latest version of Jenkins (LTS) was 2.235.1.

Salient features of Jenkins

  • Open source and free for use.
  • Extensive plugin ecosystem.
  • Vibrant community.
  • Supports parallel execution.
  • Ease to set up.
  • Offers REST API.
  • Can be configured using Jenkinsfile.

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Derek  Champlin

Derek Champlin

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Working with GitHub Actions

GitHub has become one of the most widely used Source Code Repository. Its Distributed Version Control System helps the developers for faster development and Integration of their code. Recently, it launched GitHub Actions in beta which enabled developers to create automated workflows to build, test, and deploy their source code on GitHub.

In this article, we will discuss about GitHub Actions and how it can be used to build an automated software development life-cycle workflow.

Below are the things we will discuss in this article:

About GitHub Actions

Using GitHub Actions, we can create custom workflows that will help to build, test, package, release or deploy the code without leaving the GitHub UI. It enables us to build Continuous integration and Continuous Deployment capabilities directly in our repository. Here are some important features about GitHub Actions.

**YAML based process: **The workflow is written in YAML. Hence it is easy to create, read and use the actions that make up the workflow.

**One Place for everything: **By using GitHub Actions, we can build and test the developed code directly in our repository. There is no need to worry about integrating the source code repository with other build and deployment tools. Everything can be done in one single place.

**Easy to integrate code: **Since enabling CI/CD directly in the repository is possible using workflows, creating merge requests(MRs), building, testing and integrating them become way more seamless.

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