What is Continuous Integration (CI)? Benefits of Continuous Integration and FAQs.

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What is Continuous Integration (CI)? 

Continuous integration is related to software development. Continuous Integration (CI) is a practice in software development where multiple programmers integrate the code in a common mainline repository on a daily basis. 

The main code is accessed from this repository for automated builds and testing. 

Benefits of Continuous Integration 

Continuous integration makes the software development process smooth. 

This helps in the collaboration of different programmers who design different features in the software. Integrating the individual codes to the central repository provides transparency to the process. 

It is beneficial in agile methodologies. 

FAQs 

Q: What’s the main purpose of continuous integration?

A: The main purpose is to make the process transparent and provide rapid feedback so that the main code can be accessed and any bug in the code can be tweaked quickly. 

Q: What are the best continuous integration tools? 

A: Some common CI tools are Jenkins, TeamCity, Bamboo, Buddy, GitLabCI, CircleCI. 

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