All of us know that CI/CD is one of the best practices for DevOps teams to implement. It is also an agile methodology best practice, as it enables software development teams to focus on meeting business requirements, code quality, and security because deployment steps are automated.
Continuous Integration is a coding philosophy and set of practices that drive development teams to implement small changes and check in code to version control repositories frequently. Because most modern applications require developing code in different platforms and tools, the team needs a mechanism to integrate and validate its changes. The technical goal of CI is to establish a consistent and automated way to build, package, and test applications.
Continuous Delivery picks up where continuous integration ends. Continuous Delivery automates the delivery of applications to selected infrastructure environments. Most teams work with multiple environments other than the production, such as development and testing environments, and Continuous Delivery ensures there is an automated way to push code changes to them.
CI/CD tools help to store the environment specific parameters that must be packaged with each delivery. CI/CD automation then performs any necessary service calls to web servers, databases, and other services that may need to be restarted or follow other procedures when applications are deployed.
Getting Started with Jenkins Pipeline
Jenkins is an open source Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery tool. It is used to integrate and automate your product development and testing processes. The purpose of using this tool was to build and test project continuously. In an ascent of agile, this could help developers to integrate the changes to the project as quickly as possible and obtain fresh builds ready for testing. Jenkins is very flexible and provides most of plugins support for integrations and also it is very easy to setup/configure. One of the important parts of Jenkins tool is Jenkins Build Pipeline. This gives an overview about various jobs running on builds after commits made by developers. It tells about which tasks, Jenkins is currently executing.
As the name suggests (Pipeline), this will connect one section to another to achieve the goal. In Jenkins Build Pipeline, the build can be seen as segmented into sections such as the compile the code, code review, unit test, and packaging and deployment phases. These phases can be executed either in series or parallel. If one phase is successful, it automatically moves on to the next phase. Here, we will see how the Jenkins Build Pipeline happening for following:
- Jenkins Build Pipeline within Development Project.
- Jenkins Build Pipeline between Development Project and Test Automation Project.
Please click here to gather more knowledge about Jenkins and Jenkins Pipeline within Development Project and also, the Pipeline between Development and Test Automation Projects.
Test Architect, RapidValue
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