Git tools are a good ally for managing software projects involving a team of 2 or more people. Manage versions not only applies to new software but for applications that are already being used and require an update.
On the other hand, we have the tools of CI, these have a specific objective, to make tests constantly on the code that is working, throwing reports on failures that can arise before uploading or updating an application.
Many times when this type of tool is not taken into consideration, this can happen:
To optimize the performance and availability of an application it is important to manage these types of processes that will help you adopt a smarter and faster process.
Git: is a version control system that allows better management of the project. The version control system records changes made to a file or set of files over time.
Types of version control systems.
Good practices Each developer or development team can use Git in whatever way they see fit. However, a good practice is the following, using 4 types of branches: Master (principal), Development, Features, and Hotfix (patches).
Continuous Integration is a software development practice in which members of an agile team integrate their work frequently, usually, each person is integrated at least once a day, leading to multiple integrations per day.
Each integration is verified by an automated construction (including testing) to detect integration errors as quickly as possible.
Many teams find that this approach leads to a significant reduction in integration problems and allows a team to develop cohesive software more quickly.
This eliminates the headaches produced by the integrated compilation process when managing your builds for you. It is designed to constantly monitor all your source code and automatically start integrating your compilations one by one.
Using platforms like Jenkins, Hudson, CruiseControl or TeamCity and Bamboo.
These projects begin with a study or consultancy of the capabilities of incorporating tools of this type to a work team, taking into account all the aspects that may arise as a slow adaptation to these methodologies, the lack of knowledge of the tickets to create a testing request, or not using the tool.
Usually, this consultancy is a step from the beginning of the project and do not have such repercussions, other than to import all your projects to the tool to use. To make all the improvements from the new platform.
Also, we want everything that is going to be done from now on to be of benefit to the team and saves them time by executing the tasks as they should be.
After implementing these types of solutions, there will be an impact on the agility in which a project is done. So much so that we can say that when you finish your team will be:
Implement Git and CI in your projects will help them to improve in different aspects, if you have not done it you will have realized long ago that they have small delays in the delivery of their projects, which must be a big headache.
They could get a big advantage over controlling the projects they want to do with a mechanism that will work for many years.