Continuous Integration is one of the fundamental DevOps practices, paired with CD(continuous delivery) for successful DevOps implementation.
CI is a development practice where developers integrate all code into a shared repository, frequently. Once code is merged, the automated build is ready to be verified and tested.
Grady Booch, an American Software Engineer first introduced this term in 1991.
As modern software is built using various components and technologies, integrating chunks of code frequently eases the process and saves time. CI puts emphasis on integrated culture and operations in a shared environment to automate the processes.
Some best CI tools:
It focuses on automation tools, allowing developers to integrate, test, and deploy code frequently.
Although, it requires skills, time, and efforts to set up tools and culture along with advanced and automated testing practices.
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