Continuous integration or CI is continuously emerging and providing many benefits to organizations that use it. When Continuous integration is appropriately utilized, it offers numerous benefits with useful results. If issues are being detected earlier in CI, then they are easier to resolve, and ultimately you get successful results without wasting much time.
If you want to improve the quality of your application code and accelerate the time-to-market, you should opt for continuous integration practice. Here, are the various benefits of adopting XP continuous integration during your development process.
In the past, manual tests that were conducted locally were performed on the snapshot of the code base. The code base keeps changing at regular intervals, and the experiments conducted were not full-proof. With continuous integration DevOps, you will be testing the application against the current code base, so that you can spot bugs immediately.
Build and Deploy
Separating build from deployment can help accelerate the development and delivery process for your application. The build & deployment in Continuous Integration with Jenkins are independent, such that every commitment by the developer will trigger integration but, the implementation of the build will be a manual process, performed only at the end of testing
Testing is automated with CI, as every commit is tested, and changes are made continuously, thus updating code base regularly and reviewing the code meticulously
With virtual machines and paralleled support for build, you can easily divide the test & build processes across different devices. This will save time and consume fewer resources, such that they can continue working on something else in that time.