Questions tagged [continuous-integration]

In software engineering, continuous integration (CI) implements the continuous building and automated testing of the full software product on a frequent schedule. At least once a day, often several times a day and sometimes as often as after every check in to the version control system.

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Integration of code generators in CI / CD pipeline

In my company, I'm currently working on a project with some (REST) web services involved. The development is based on the OpenAPI specification and the Swagger tooling. The target platform is an ...
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Can we interrupt our service if we use CI/CD

I am a consultant for a large organization. I work with CI/CD. Now sometimes the organization actually interrupts its services for upgrading the systems - I never do that with my own apps (where I use ...
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Solutions for preventing build breakage

Some background to my question: We have a traditionally windows-only C++ code-base which we are in the process of porting to linux. Parts of the system have been running on linux for many years, but ...
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Why the devops pipeline reads “Code, Build, Integrate, Test”..why build is second?

I might be missing something but I do not get why in the commonly described worklow the Build follows the Code phases. I mean, isn't it the other way around? We code, we integrate the changes, build ...
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Building docker images in Gitlab CI and pushing to AWS ECR.

I want to do something fairly simply in my Gitlab CI pipeline - I want to build the docker image and push it to an AWS ECR repo. I've looked at this Gitlab CI guide and one of the suggestions it ...
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Continuous Deployment Database Project VSTS

Looking for continuous deployment strategies regarding SQL server database projects targeting Azure SQL using VSTS. My scenario... Using VSTS for CI/CD Using a SQL Server Database Project to define ...
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Deploy a NodeJs (FrontEnd) and a Spring (BackEnd) project as one artefact

I have a current project which consist out of two independently developed projects: Spring REST as back end Angular as front end I do have a Jenkins instance available for building my projects and I'...
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Should Java (fat) JARs be published before containerization?

There doesn't seem to be a lot of literature around the best practices when it comes to containerization of Java applications and I'm curious as to what the logical approaches are. It used to be that ...
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Finding convincing arguments to explain a poorly designed continuous integration pipeline

I'm designing a continuous integration pipeline using Bitbucket & Jenkins with only master and feature branches. I'm failing to find convincing arguments to the fact that my design is better. * ...
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Software Integration Tests Host vs Target

What criteria do you use to decide whether execute a test on target or on host in a sprint? We have integration testing using a server for an embedded system project. We are starting to learn and ...
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How can I do production like deployments using a artifact server that enforces semantic versioning with artifacts that haven't received a version yet?

Just a small bit of background. Right now my team tags release candidates in version control. I've learned that this may not be the best thing to do because we still have to go through user acceptance ...
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Manual testing in the deployment pipeline

Our company still uses a lot of manual testing of software (and this will not change in the coming years). We try to improve our build and deployment process by using a deployment pipeline which ...
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shared CD (Continuous Deployment) for multiple Git repositories

Long story short What is the best way to design a shared CD for multiple Git repositories (frontend and backend)? I'm struggling to find the best design for our CD. The whole picture (The details ...
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How to find out what change broke the build from multiple commits? [closed]

Given that we cannot build on every commit, we end up building from multiple commits. Typically this is about 30 commits to a build. Eventually, we break the build. How does one go about identifying ...
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What does “continuous” mean in “continuous deployment”, “continuous delivery” and “continuous integration”?

What does "continuous" mean in "continuous deployment", "continuous delivery" and "continuous integration"? What is it opposed to? Does "continuous" make "deployment", "delivery" and "integration" ...
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Sync mismatches - CI/CD Pipeline

We are implementing CI/CD in our company and we have a regulatory project which takes a long time to test. There is no way to break it down since the project contains around 300 rules, each of which ...
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Proper way to deploy and test ASP.NET applications with databases in 2017

I'm currently developing a quite large ASP.NET application which uses SQLExpress as the underlying database. The project is currently under heavy development and is covered with unit tests and ...
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Integration tests in different environments

Our microservices are going to be deployed on AWS, using Pipelines. A step on this pipeline will execute integration tests using a dedicated database on AWS, a MySQL instance. My question is: since I ...
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How is continuous integration organized in large companies?

In my company, it's common not to do any intermediate build to check how each feature/bugfix branch is merged in dev. There is only daily build, which always elicit a lot of test fails and build ...
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Git and continuous integration [duplicate]

After using SVN for years I'm finally trying to learn Git. The tutorial explains how with Git you commit to your local repo for much of the time. I thought Git was supposed to make continuous ...
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What are Build Teams, Build Farms and Build Servers?

I was watching this video to learn about how to use Docker and Jenkins. This guy immediately started talking about concepts I never heard before (well, I'm still in college), which really caught my ...
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How Continuous Integration testing deals with software changes

When we are developing a software supported by continuous integration (CI), I imagine 3 roles working together: Software developers, adding functionality to the system with merges to the repository. ...
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I have lots of test executables; how do I manage them?

Where I work, we've been gradually beefing up our automated testing capabilities and coverage. We're at the point where we've got a wide range of tests, and one configuration of "what needs to be run"...
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How to include 100k+ users performance tests on a CI pipeline

I'm currently working on a architectural design for the testing of a product that's estimated to have over 100k simultaneous user hits. For the product specification, I'm including continuous ...
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how to improve build stability in a team

We are working on a software project, a team of 5-10 developers. The code base is continuously integrated using Bamboo. We have a build plan running also unit and integration tests and then a ...
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Continues Delivery, build once or build per environment

We are having a debate in our teams at the moment around the best process for building our software. My team is following gitflow and building once at the start of the deployment pipeline and ...
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Database change automation for CI?

Our application stack looks something like Java 8 out of Tomcat 7, several distinct Postgres databases, Maven for build and Jenkins for CI. I have fully automated my team's build process using except ...
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Branching model for flexible feature delivering (git)

Suppose I have 2 features to be delivered (A and B). I have two primary branches (develop & master) for staging and production servers and 2 feature branches (features/a and features/b). When a ...
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How to rollback rejected features by QA in a Continuous Delivery scenario?

As I am looking more and more into Continuous Delivery for our organisation, I struggle to understand how we can effectively incorporate manual QA testing before a release is pushed out into ...
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TODO comments with deadlines?

Background I'm working in a team that's looking to implement zero-downtime deployments. We're planning on using a blue/green deployment strategy in order to achieve this. One of the things I'm ...
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Unit testing thread abstraction

Being portable C++ code, our project has an abstraction layer over threads. This layer has unit tests. This includes tests like that Thread::sleep(100) wakes up in 130 ms, that CondVar::notify() wakes ...
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CI/CD & source control process using Git and VSTS

We are trying get our CI/CD up and running and I was after some feedback on it. We are using VSTS and building c# api + JavaScript applications. We want to use VSTS build and Release management. ...
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Where to run automation UI Tests - Build server or Test machine

We are having a set of selenium UI tests for our application. We are deploying the application in our test machines in our QA environment. We are using TFS 2015 for continuous integration and ...
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Which kind of test should I use when dealing with External Endpoints?

My app has a large dependency on external endpoints. As time passes some of them are changing and evolving. Some of these changes are breaking changes... So far i have about 10 dependencies for a ...
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Should testers have root access or not, on personal VM, given that developers do?

In a development environment where developers are freely given root / admin access to their personal development VM's is there a need to prevent integration testers from having root / admin access in ...
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Continuous integration - jar as part of an ear

In our company, we have large ear files to which developer groups contribute jars. This is a many-to-many relation, where each ear has 30-50 jars and some of the jars are within 10 or more ear files. ...
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Jenkins: rsync from built workspace or pull from original repository and build again

I'm currently setting up a Jenkins pipeline for a web application and am wondering which methods of deployment are most common or recommended. Currently Jenkins polls the SCM for new commits and ...
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How to maintain database script for continuous delievery?

We are working on one legacy framework and it is continuously evolving. Problem 1 : If somebody want to run the application with latest code then he/she spend lots of time in doing so (like somebody ...
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Where does Behat/Mink fit into the CI/CD pipeline

So I have a project which has BDD tests with Behat/Mink. The scenarios which I have use mink, and so require the testable code to be deployed so that Mink can actually test the pages. I'm wondering ...
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Deploy Jenkins manually or using orchestration?

So for my company's deployment pipeline (which is evolving towards CI+CD), I'm being asked to deploy a Jenkins server. As it happens, all the staging and production servers are already being deployed ...
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Best practices for marking build tarballs as unit/component test passed

During our current build process, we have C code that gets compiled and archived together with some Python code in a tarball. That tarball represents a commit (that can be or not be a release commit). ...
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How to convert the last rc (or other pre-release) into the production version using semver?

Semantic versioning encourages using suffixes to indicate pre-releases: alpha, beta or rc builds. Their purpose is well known and documented. It's also a given that once you create a build or version,...
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How to manage dependencies for microservices?

We are in the process of slowly splitting out a monolithic application to smaller services and one of the debates we are having is how to manage dependencies. The challenge we have is that service A ...
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Communicating warnings in CI context - Nodejs, Grunt, Slack

We have a fairly complex Gruntfile.js that performs numerous things to process a bunch of EPUBs. It's part of our CI process being run regularly on Jenkins. Sometimes we want to notify the person who ...
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What version numbers should I assign to builds on different branches as part of continuous integration for NET Core-based projects?

Overview I'm developing a number of .NET Core applications and I've met my current sprint commitments early. Until my next sprint begins, I'm using the slack to look into setting up a CI pipeline for ...
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Differentiate between snapshots and official releases, while deploying exactly what has been tested

Suppose the following situation: A CI server generated regular snapshot artifacts At some point, an artifact is considered "stable" and is given to QA for testing If it passes, it's deployed as an ...
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Is it mandatory to run integration tests when deploying feature branches to QA machines

In our organaziton to make the testing process a QA can start the QA process by deploying a feature branch to a QA machine. My question is that while doing so should the build process include running ...
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Migration from SVN to Git. Multiple depedant projects for Continous Integration

I'm in charge of switching our 10+ years old code base from SVN to Git. Currently we have one single monolithic repository containing all of our projects. We have shared libraries and multiple ...
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Is there evidence to suggest that email notifications of build-breakage from a ci-server are industry standard?

In my organisation people regularly have 3K+ emails in their inbox. They're swamped and non-important email is ignored and lost. (Think big Corporation). Email ceases to be a useful medium in this ...
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One shared account for running CI infrastructure?

Should I set up a shared account in our CI infrastructure to make it easier to use? My team uses CI infrastructure. When a developer first sets up a build he must enter his source control credentials ...

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