DevOps. Microservices. Containers. These terms have a lot of buzz for their role in cloud-native application development and operations. But, if you haven't automated your tests and builds with continuous integration (CI), none of them matter.
Continuous integration is the automation of building and testing new code. Development teams that use CI can catch bugs early and often; resulting in code that is always production ready. Compared to manual testing, CI eliminates a lot of toil and improves code quality. At the end of the day, it's those code defects that slip into production that slow down teams and cause apps to fall over.
The journey to continuous integration maturity has some requirements. Join Pivotal's James Ma, product manager for Concourse, and Dormain Drewitz, product marketing to learn about:
- How Test-Driven Development feeds the CI process
- What is different about CI in a cloud-native context
- How to measure progress and success in adopting CI
Dormain is a Senior Director of Product and Customer Marketing with Pivotal. She has published extensively on cloud computing topics for ten years, demystifying the changing requirements of the infrastructure software stack. She’s presented at the Gartner Application Architecture, Development, and Integration Summit; Open Source Summit; Cloud Foundry Summit, and numerous software user events.
James Ma is a product manager at Pivotal and is based out of their office in Toronto, Canada. As a consultant for the Pivotal Labs team, James worked with Fortune 500 companies to hone their agile software development practices and adopt a user-centered approach to product development. He has worked with companies across multiple industries including: mobile e-commerce, finance, heath and hospitality. James is currently a part of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry R&D group and is the product manager for Concourse CI, the continuous "thing do-er".