Continuous Integration and Deployment at ITware
- Created on 16 August 2016
At ITware we continuously strive to deliver top quality solutions for our customers. Our Continuous Integration (CI) solutions cover all the main required steps such as static code inspection with Sonar, automated unit integration, functional testing, and automatic Docker image creation. We use continuous integration for many of our customers including global video streaming companies as well as telecommunications companies. Our CI process ensures low complexity, high level of quality assurance, rapid development and automatic deployment.
Continuous Integration and continuous flow management provides many benefits for us as developers as well as for our clients. By integrating frequently, we can detect errors early in the process, it also allows us to locate them more easily. Continuous integration also significantly reduces the time we have to spend back-tracking attempting to locate where the error occurred, allowing us to use our time more productively by building features. By reducing integration problems, it allows us to deliver software more rapidly.
Following continuous integration is continuous deployment. Continuous deployment refers to the release into production of software that passes the automated tests. This process is very important, whenever the main development in the repository branch passes all the tests you should push your code into production, or at the very least into a staging environment. Your team can then review the latest version of your application and give feedback. You can also run tests against that staging system in order to ensure it works in a production like environment.
At ITware we take continuous integration and deployment seriously in order to ensure the best level of quality assurance. Some of the important tools that we use in this process are GitHub, Jenkins, GitLabCl, Mercurial, JAVA server applications, MySQL, Gradle, JUnit, Selenium, as well as many others. We follow a QA process that includes many steps and involves using a number of the tools mentioned above.
The essential proccesses allows us to deliver top quality solutions for our customers. These processes provide countless benefits including an increased level of productivity, reduced risks, rapid movement to working software, errors detected immediatley, as well as many other advantages. For any business involved in software development, adapting continuous integration and deployment into the business model will be highly effective and will provide outstanding results.