99% of the millennials around the world depend on mobile applications for their daily life activities, for instance they can step out of their homes without a pocket but not their smartphones. From money transaction, transportation, to food delivery, every day to day activity whether its domestic or official, can be done very smoothly through a smartphone and continuous application integration. More than 50% of the world population uses mobile phones which speaks volumes about the influence of applications in the world.
With time the smartphones are becoming more powerful and our tech savvy audience have high demands. Developing an application is indeed a challenge today because of the ever changing customer demands and a miss in quick and on time delivery may cause a loss in deal. That’s the reason nowadays brands are focusing on technical solutions which are faster and qualitative.
Continuous Integration accelerates the speed of development lifecycle by multiple folds and also increases the quality of the application. In this blog we will discuss how continuous integration acts as a catalyst in developing high quality applications in less time.
Accelerates the App Development Cycle Time by Multiple Folds
In continuous integration, several commits are made multiple times on a centralized repository unlike other sdlc where codes are committed on a weekly basis. So here small chunks of code are committed to the repository, then the build is tested, if the code is bug free it is deployed otherwise again sent to the developer to resolve the defects and the complete cycle repeats. As the small chunks of codes are committed frequently, the speed of the development lifecycle gets boosted.
Testers Do Not Have to Wait for a Long Time for Testing
The greatest advantage of continuous integration is that it allows the test cycles to execute at a very early stage, hence the testers do not need to wait for a long time for testing the build. Also, testing of bugs at early stages causes the bugs to get detected and rectified quickly and does not involve heavy cost and time.
Boosts Automation Testing
Executing automation test cycles is a must for developing high performing applications. As we know that continuous integration helps in accelerating the development life cycle, which requires a fast paced environment for productive results. Hence automation testing acts as a catalyst for developing applications at a high speed in a continuous integration environment. Automation testing in a continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline will boost the speed of testing as the codes are getting committed frequently and the test cycles are getting executed at a high speed.
CI/CD Pipeline Streamlines the Process
Continuous Integration and continuous delivery pipeline is a systematic development lifecycle where the codes are committed frequently , built, prepared, tested and deployed. Here small chunks of codes are committed, tested and deployed and as the codes are committed frequently which accelerates the development lifecycle by many folds. All you need is a good set of tools to form a good ci/cd pipeline.
Continuous Integration accelerates the app development lifecycle by providing frequent commits. It also helps in executing the test cycles in the earlier stages which benefits in easier detection and rectification of the code. Also, a good set of tools can help in forming a streamlined ci/cd pipeline which ensures good quality of mobile application testing as well as mobile application development. So all these factors of continuous integration contribute to developing high performing mobile applications.