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TeamCity 7 Continuous Integration Essentials by Volodymyr Melymuka

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Terms and concepts

Let's look at some useful concepts that will help you understand TeamCity better.

Build agent

A build agent is an isolated software unit where actual builds are executed and run. A build agent can coexist with the TeamCity server on one physical box, however that is not required. It is possible to install two or more build agents on one machine though it is not the preferred way to go because of the performance impact those agents would have on each other:

Build agent

Sometimes separate build agents are needed per platform. For instance, it is often a situation that the server and the default agent are running on a Linux machine. Let's say there's ...

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