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Priyank Deep Singh
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What is CI/CD Pipelines: A Crucial Skill for Every Software Engineer🔥

Staying up to date with the latest practices is critical to success in the world of software development.

One such practice that every software engineer should be familiar with is the CI/CD pipeline. CI stands for Continuous Integration and CD stands for Continuous Delivery and/or Continuous Deployment. Today i will explain what CI/CD is and why it matters, and provides a fun example to help you understand how it works.

What is CI/CD?
Continuous Integration (CI)
is a development practice in which developers code integration distributed to the depot frequently, preferably several times a day. Each integration is then automatically tested. This helps identify bugs early in development, making them easier and cheaper to fix.

Continuous Delivery follows CI. This is the practice of automating the release of tested changes to a staging or production environment. Continuous Deployment, a step forward, automates the release process so that all approved changes can go straight to production.
Why every software engineer should learn CI/CD and it not only saves time but also reduces development costs when bugs are found. can be expensive in later stages of development

Higher release speed: CI/CD automates the deployment process, meaning new features, configurations, and updates can be rolled out quickly and efficiently.

Better product quality: common and thorough testing ensures that the product is as flawless as possible. Automated tests in the CI/CD pipeline help improve software quality.

Improved transparency: This process allows teams to see workflow, changes made, and test results, making the entire process more transparent for all involved.

Better customer satisfaction: Regular updates with new features and quick fixes keep customers happy and satisfied with the product.

Fun example: Bakery

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Imagine you own a bakery. Every morning, your team decides on a new recipe (code) to add to the bakery menu. This is how CI/CD would work in your bakery:

Continuous Integration: When the chefs (developers) come up with a new recipe, they mix the ingredients (code changes) and immediately bake a small test cake (integrate the changes into the master branch and run automated tests). This will help you determine if the recipe is good or if it needs more sugar or maybe less baking. Early detection of errors in a recipe helps to quickly fix it.

Continuous Delivery: Once a new cake passes all taste tests (code checks and automated tests), it is then ready to be presented on screen (staging). server). Here the staff (QA team) can do a final check before it is offered to customers.

Continuous deployment: When the cake reaches the counter, it automatically becomes a standard item on the menu (goes into production). This means that every incoming customer can order that new cake.

Using this bakery analogy, you can see how CI/CD enables faster, more efficient and more reliable delivery of new recipes to customers, ensuring the competitiveness of the bakery and customer satisfaction.
Conclusion

CI /CD is an essential skill for today's software designers.

It not only improves product quality and project management, but also adapts to the agile method to adapt to change quickly and effectively. Learning CI/CD practices can greatly impact your career as a software engineer, making you a valuable asset to any development team.

By understanding and implementing CI/CD, engineers ensure that software development is not only fast and effective, but also consistent according to user needs and business objectives. So dive into the world of CI/CD and make your software development process as amazing as*_ baking a new cake!._*

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Tung Leo

That's interesting article. Nice work @priyankdeep78 !
For those who want to explore more about the DevOps toolchain, you might visit this devops-basics repository for DevOps practical and document.
Hope this helps! Thanks!

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Emanuele

Thanks a lot

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Priyank Deep Singh

Thats very useful... Thank you for sharing @tungbq

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Leo

really loved this explanation!

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Priyank Deep Singh

Glad it was helpful. Thank you!

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Mikaleb

This AI image ... Cobio, prive, development, devilicned, onitily, S.

Ah yes, the 6 horseman of the CIpocalypse

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Priyank Deep Singh

Haha!! Nice

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Timilehin

Very helpful thanks

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Priyank Deep Singh

Glad it was helpful!

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Yllen Fernandez

You made me understand these "complex" concepts very easily, thanks!

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Priyank Deep Singh

Glad it was helpful!! Thank you

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Μάριος

Nice article, I like the Bakery example 🙂

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Priyank Deep Singh

Thank you!!!

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Rajeev Kumar

Nicely explained Priyank bro.
Specially that cake analogy.

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Priyank Deep Singh

Really glad that it was helpfull!!

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Jisan Mia

Loved it. The example made it more clear

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Priyank Deep Singh

Thanks man!! ❤️❤️

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Ricardo Esteves

Nice, nice article!

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Priyank Deep Singh

Thank you so much!

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Great explanation, Priyank!

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Priyank Deep Singh

Thanks alot!!

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Muhammad Afaq Shuaib

Loved this

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Priyank Deep Singh

Glad you liked. Thank you!

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Oyoho Ukpai.

So interesting