Outsourced software development can be a good way to develop a project. For organizations, the software outsourcing strategy has become a strategic alternative to reduce costs and improve software quality. However, the complexity of the management of this type of project increases, due to the relationship of different parts (customer and provider), on which the success of these projects depends to a great extent.
Like handling changes to a database, integrating Contentful into a continuous integration (CI) pipeline enables changes to a content model and migrating data as part of a deployment process. Further, it enables testing content changes and canceling a deploy process thereby preventing interruptions or downtime, in case the tests fail.
Version control systems are a category of software tools that help a software team manage changes to source code over time. Version control software keeps track of every modification to the code in a special kind of database. If a mistake is made, developers can turn back the clock and compare earlier versions of the code to help fix the mistake while minimizing disruption to all team members.
Continuous integration is a discipline that helps individual software developers combine parts of their code into the main code branch without breaking the combined code. CI runs automated tests so bugs won’t slip into the code and make sure the application doesn’t break whenever new commits are integrated into the mainline.
Software outsourcing is an option increasingly used by companies that want to cover the lack of technical skills of their businesses. When hiring a service with these characteristics, it is important to assess which of its modalities best adjust our needs. Outsourcing is, for any company, a strategic decision that implies the incorporation of an external supplier to its value chain. The delegation of competencies allows organizations to improve their performance by focusing their efforts on the activities of their core business. In the specific case of software and application development, it means leaving the conceptualization, design, implementation, and maintenance of specific technological solutions in the hands of others.
Continuous Integration (CI) is a development practice that requires developers to integrate code into a mainline as often as possible, at least once a day, and each check-in is then verified by an automated build that compiles the code and runs the suite of automated tests against it, allowing teams to detect problems early.