Together, continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) form the foundation of the modern DevOps environment, and understanding them both is crucial for keeping up in today’s software-driven world.
CI tools allow developers to merge code into a shared central repository regularly. The tools automatically build and test the code, keeping it in a perpetually deployable state.
This allows teams to find and address bugs quicker, improve software quality, and deliver updates faster. Team members can work independently on different features of the same project while continually testing that everything still works. Ultimately, this provides a predictable way to complete tasks while meeting deadlines, improving the relationship between IT and the business.