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Continuous integration

In IBM Garage Method, one of the Develop practices is continuous integration. The environment uses a Jenkins pipeline to automate continuous integration.

What is continuous integration

Continuous integration is a software development technique where software is built regularly by a team in an automated fashion. This quote helps explain it:

Continuous Integration is a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently, usually each person integrates at least daily - leading to multiple integrations per day. Each integration is verified by an automated build (including test) to detect integration errors as quickly as possible. Many teams find that this approach leads to significantly reduced integration problems and allows a team to develop cohesive software more rapidly

– Martin Fowler