How CI/CD Pipelines Have Become the Infrastructure for Developers
In recent years, the development and release of code has been exponentially expedited, with over 80% of developers noticing a change since 2020. To help maintain this novel and rapid pace, CI/CD pipelines have recently exploded in popularity.
CI/CD stands for continuous integration, continuous delivery, and continuous deployment. In essence, this method aims at automating menial and straightforward tasks that traditionally occupied human attention and time. By eliminating the need for human interaction and automating this process, more effort can go into development whilst updates to an application can be released more frequently.
Many experienced developers have already recognized the value of this method. Statistically, elite developers are 3.7, 4.1, and 5.8 times to use continuous testing, delivery, and integration respectively. This is especially true for mobile application development. In fact, external applications have recently risen to support mobile development. Bitrise, for example, has multiple platform support in addition to the capability to test updates before release. Additionally, there is automation for code signing and releases to mobile application stores, such as the App Store and Google Play Store.
Ultimately, the innovation of CI/CD automation has helped to further the breakneck speeds development currently moves at. Additionally, integration of CI/CD into development boasts plenty of future potential for all.