Today, business needs dictate the pace and speed of software development cycle: delivering the source code to production as often as possible and have it released seamlessly. We assist in implementing continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) practices for your company to ensure your development process is as fast and efficient as your business demands it.
Well-established CI/CD allows your team to achieve better results with less efforts and time investment. It does so by automating various aspects of online operations, starting from typical build, test and deploy stages up to more complex ones, such as pushing code to selected infrastructure environments, configuring variables for the environment, performing rolling updates, providing log data and alerts on the state of the delivery, etc.
With CI/CD your development process becomes more agile and responsive to business needs. By introducing faster development pace and shorter release cycles, CI/CD makes for shorter time to market for your products and new features. This in turn gives you the edge over competitors and increases customers’ loyalty, as their feedback is proactively responded to and results in new features sooner.
Continuous integration is a set of coding practices that aim to establish a consistent and automated way to build, package, and test applications. CI implies constant code delivery into the central repository each time the code has been proved valid by successful build and automated tests. Since the code is delivered in small batches, CI makes it easier to detect bugs in early stages and fix them right away.
Continuous delivery provides an automated way to push code changes to infrastructure environments other than production, such as development and staging. CI/CD walks hand-in-hand with continuous testing to ensure only high quality code is delivered to users.
Well-established CI/CD practice may include an option of continuous deployment. In this case application changes run through the CI/CD pipeline and after successfully passing all tests are deployed directly to production environments.
Applying CI/CD practices to a project is always a bespoke solution. To define the automation strategy and select the right tool, we take time to understand configuration changes of application and its release cycle.
Following trends in modern DevOps, we at SHALB tend to detach CI and CD workflows by using separate tools for its implementation. Whenever possible, our experts enable CI using native GIT provider tools (GitLab Pipelines/GitHub Actions) and manage CD with polling model from cluster itself via GitOps (ArgoCD, Flux Toolkit).
Contact us to have the CI/CD automation strategy integrated into your workflow. SHALB experts are here to provide you any assistance in terms of CI/CD implementation.
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