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Aug 9, 2021

In today’s solo episode, join your host Jeffrey Palermo as he discusses continuous integration.


With the ease of setting up triggered builds on build servers (such as Azure Pipelines or GitHub actions), it can be easy to think that once the documentation of the product is followed, we are done — but that's not the case. The DevOps tools currently on the market have gotten really good at making some of the steps easy, but, there are other steps where it's still up to you to put them in place. 


In light of this, Jeffrey provides listeners with an overview of continuous integration, its three major stages, and some of the rules of thumb that you need to follow to find success.


Whether you use Azure Pipelines or another tool, this episode will provide you with the information you need in order to make sure you have put everything in place that you need to.


Topics of Discussion:

[:14] About The Azure DevOps Podcast, Clear Measure, the new podcast Architect Tips, and Jeffrey’s offer to speak at virtual user groups.

[1:30] About today’s solo episode.

[2:46] The dichotomy of quality and productivity, and the dynamic of ‘technical debt.’

[7:21] What happens when continuous integration is actually followed (and the benefits that result from it).

[7:59] An overview of the three stages of continuous integration: the private build, the integration build, and the first deployment.

[9:20] An overview of the first stage: the private build.

[12:17] A word from The Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[12:48] The second stage (or phase) of continuous integration: the integration build.

[15:24] The third stage: the first deployment.

[19:30] A review of the three stages of continuous integration and the three most important questions to answer.

[20:47] What the ‘commit phase’ is.

[21:06] Thank you for tuning in to this episode of The Azure DevOps Podcast!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Architect Tips — New video podcast!

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Available on Amazon! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events!

The Azure DevOps Podcast Ep. 150: “Capers Jones on Software Quality and Productivity”

Applied Software Measurement: Global Analysis of Productivity and Quality, by Capers Jones

Continuous Delivery: Reliable Software Releases through Build, Test, and Deployment Automation, by Jez Humble and David Farley

Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk, by Paul M. Duvall, Steve Matyas, and Andrew Glover


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