Continuous integration is the key

Continuous integration is a way to try and mitigate the issues that we come across by only building and testing code on our development machines. Our continuous integration server will monitor our source code repository and then every time it detects a change it will trigger a series of actions. The first action will be to build the code, running any tests that it can as it builds the code (usually unit tests), and then creating a deployable artifact. This artifact will then usually be deployed to a server that is a replica of the live environment. Once this code has been deployed to a server, the rest of our tests will be run against that server to ensure that everything is working as expected. If things do not ...

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