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Continuous integration is the first step toward a completely automated development, deployment and operations pipeline. It helps to mitigate integration issues, and catch known issues early via automated testing. If you're new to continuous integration, this Lesson is a great place to start. We'll explore the various tools, technologies, and vocabularies surrounding the continuous integration ecosystem, as well as introduce you to the key tools of the trade that will enable you to get a headstart in your burgeoning DevOps career. 

Lesson Objectives

You will gain the following skills by completing this Lesson:

  • How to set up your development environment
  • How version control works
  • How to begin implementing testing in your environment
  • The why and how of database schema migrations
  • What Jenkins is and why you should care

Intended Audience

You should take this Lesson if you are:

  • A newcomer to the DevOps or cloud world
  • Looking to upgrade your skills from a conventional software development career

Prerequisites 

None specified.

This Lesson Includes

  • Expert-guided lectures about continuous integration
  • 57 minutes of high-definition video
  • Solid foundational knowledge for your explorations into DevOps

What You'll Learn

Video Lecture What You'll Learn
What Is CI? What continuous integration is and why it matters.

Creating a Development Environment

How to set up your development environment.
Version Control How version control interacts with the CI process.
Testing How to mechanize your testing with CI.
Database Schema Changes How to implement and run database schema changes.
Introduction to Jenkins An overview of Jenkins and how to utilize it within your CI process.

 

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Ben Lambert is a software engineer and was previously the lead author for DevOps and Microsoft Azure training content at Cloud Academy. His courses and learning paths covered Cloud Ecosystem technologies such as DC/OS, configuration management tools, and containers. As a software engineer, Ben’s experience includes building highly available web and mobile apps. When he’s not building software, he’s hiking, camping, or creating video games.

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