Continuous Integration – CI Told You So!

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014
A frank discussion of Continuous Integration

Show Notes

Retro

Matt

Matt hates Subversion.

Trevor

Trever attended a Chef training class and is super excited about it. Even though he only learned how to make it configure Linux machines.

User Stories

This is a new section of the podcast where we introduce a new topic in just a couple sentences. This episode’s “requirement” is Configuration Management.

Want to learn more about Configuration Management? Check out The Food Fight Show podcast!

Outline

  • Overview of CI
  • What about feature branches?
  • What is the difference between using a CI tool for CI, and using a CI tool to orchestrate workflow automation
  • Where do you begin when wanting to start CI? What bite of the elephant goes first?
  • Where does testing come into play? How do we talk about unit vs functional testing and what is used in the CI portion/build?
  • Preflight checkin vs checking into trunk
  • Paul Hammant’s blog (trunk-based design)
  • Codeship
  • TravisCI
  • DevMynd

Check-Outs

Matt

Trevor

Mathias

Joe

Guests

Mathias Meyer

Mathias Meyer

No bio provided

Joe Hirn

Joe Hirn

No bio provided

Hosts

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess

Trevor Hess is a Partner Solution Architect focusing on Microsoft at Chef Software, working with Microsoft to ensure that Chef is delighting customers and prospects on Windows and the many parts inside Azure!

Coming from a background in .NET Software Development and consulting, he has worked with several large multinational organizations to help kick start their journey to the cloud and the world of DevOps practices and principals. He is excited to engage in new experiences, and learning opportunities.

Trevor enjoys having hearty discussions about DevOps as well organizational change and transformation.

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a HumanOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back when he drove, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including Apartments.com. He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in San Francisco and has three awesome kids - Henry, Joey, and Sophia, who he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best pho in the world.