I finally sat down this week, cleared my head, closed my screens, and started reading the PDF.
It didn’t take long to realize that CI = money. For site owners and consultants — really!
Jenkins, the CI server, is FOSS. It’s free! Anyone can download it.
Page 32 in the PDF (http://www.wakaleo.com/books/jenkins-the-definitive-guide):
Continuous Integration … is a real game changer… [as] it radically alters
the way teams think about the whole development process.
A good Continous Integration infrastructure can:
- streamline the development process right through to deployment;
- help detect and fix bugs faster;
- provide a useful project dashboard for both developers and non-developers;
- ultimately, deliver more real business value to the end user.
In essence, Continuous Integration is about reducing risk by:
- faster feedback — identify and fix integration and regression issues faster, resulting insmoother, quicker delivery, and fewer bugs;
- better visibility for technical and non-technical team members on the state of the project;
- automating the deployment process — get your software into the hands of the testers and the end users faster, more reliably, and with less effort.
CI will be a continuous topic!