Simple tools to fight a big battle: “Continuous integration on a minimalist platform”

Continuous Integration (CI) is a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently. Usually each person integrates at least daily leading to multiple integrations per day. When integration is verified by an automated build (including test) the gross and obvious integration errors are detected as quickly as possible. This places the focus on the more valuable and less straightforward issues and allows a team to develop cohesive software more rapidly and to higher quality standards. In this presentation we will outline the details of the end to end implementation of a continuous integration environment using ‘simple tools’ found either in the development tools’ toolchain or in the base OS forming part of the development platform. We will also highlight the reasoning and benefits of tools we have used to produce this system.

Continuous Integration Tools Directory

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