Instead of working separately in developing a software, CI/CD tools provides a shared environment that allows developers to work together so the software can be delivered in high quality and more secure in a short time. CI/CD tools allow the developers to see the changes made by other developers, so all of them are aware of those changes. Let’s talk about CI and CD and what are their importance.
Continuous Integration (CI)
CI is the practice of integrating code changes in the shared environment continuously to make sure all developers are working in the same code and not being different from each other. The main goals of CI is to find bugs faster, enhance software quality, and speed up the process of validating and releasing new updates.
Continuous Delivery (CD)
After the Continuous Integration (CI) builds and tests the software, the CD phase continues the work and uses these code changes to be published either updates or new features are added to the application or something else. The goal of Continuous Delivery (CD) is to have codes ready to be released.
The importance of CI/CD Tools
- Increase productivity
Shared environments help the team to have a clear vision about what they need to focus on and what is already done and what is not.
- Fix bugs
It allows you to discover bugs continuously so you can fix them.
You can release an update after fixing the bugs or adding new features.
- New features and improvement
It allows you to publish new features to the users often and improve the existing features to gain the user satisfaction and enhance the user experience.
In conclusion, CI/CD tools allow teams to work in shared environments so they can work together. CI is about merging code changes and CD is about preparing code changes for production. Some of the CD/CI importance are to increase productivity, fix bugs, updates, and new features and improvements.
“The world is moving faster as the whole world migrates to the cloud computing infrastructure. The Cloud or aka Internet 2.0 as how the world agrees use it to describe the business impact. The traditional on-premise standalone solution for each of the CI/CD tool chain will be able to cope with the modern and future business requirement in terms of the seamless integration, testing and delivery that required ecosystem approach, where the DevSecOps comes into the picture. For those from traditional on-premises most likely will be found a solution to integrate one after another for the 10 domain or solution to address the entire DevSecOps CI/CD tool chain requirements. But modern users will go for a single solution that is pre-integrated and can handle all the DevSecOps CI/CD tool chain requirements to have faster business requirement delivery.” added Vincent Lim, E-SPIN Group general manager and domain subject expert.
E-SPIN Group in the business of ICT solution supply, consulting, project management, training and maintenance for multinational corporations and government agencies across the region E-SPIN do business. Feel free to contact E-SPIN for CI/CD Tools, from DevOps, secure DevOps and DevSecOps or point solution integration requirements and services.