Continuous integration (CI)
Continuous integration is a DevOps software development technique that has developers regularly integrating their code changes into a shared repository, which is then followed by automated builds and tests. Continuous integration refers to the build or integration stage of the software release process, which comprises both an automated component (such a CI or build service) and a culture component (e.g. learning to integrate frequently). The primary goals of continuous integration are to improve software quality, accelerate the validation and publication of new software updates, and identify and fix problems more rapidly.
Why is continuous integration needed?
In the past, developers on a team may work extensively alone and then merge their changes to the master branch once they were finished. As a result, bugs accumulated for a very long time before being corrected, which made integrating code updates difficult and time-consuming. It becomes more challenging to quickly update clients as a result of these problems.
Which is the most important operational parameter in CI?(a) repeatability(b) Quality(c) Time(d) Robustness
Quality is the most crucial operational factor in CI. By relieving developers of manual tasks and encouraging behaviors that help decrease the number of errors and bugs released to customers, continuous integration increases team productivity.