5 Essential Continuous Intergation Tools

A lot has been said about continuous integration. Here is our 5c. If you are just going to try out it out or seriously researching going CI, you might want some points on tools you will need. So we compiled an article for you with shortlist of the most useful tools for continuous integration.

Jenkins

Everyone knows Jenkins. It is a hardcore, open-source continuous integration server. Mostly it is used for Java projects development. But Jenkins can also work with some .NET version control systems what makes it well-suited for .Net projects as well. With Jenkins you will enjoy a robust developer community, easy installation and more than 400 plugins for high customization.

TeamCity

This Java-based continuous integration server allows you to develop for .Net and mobile platforms. It runs locally and has a system tray notification tool which will alert you over email if any issues happen while the build is finishing.

Also, TeamCity has a built-in support for a project hierarchy. It allows you to build a project tree that will inherit settings and permissions.

Codeship

Codeship supports the most popular languages: Java, Ruby, PHP, Python. It integrates with multiple repository hosting services such as GitHub, Bitbucket, Deploy Anywhere, Engine Yard. Codeship significantly eases deployment. You just need to define a project in a UI and setting couple of parameters before making a commit. Codeship will test new code once it’s pushed and deploy it automatically.

Travis CI

This tool was built to test projects hosted on GitHub. Travis CI has pretty easy and straightforward setup. It requires only a.yaml configuration file to be created in the root of the desired repository. You can develop in C, C++, JavaScript, PHP, Perl and Python, all are supported.

Heili

Heili is an AI infrastructure monitoring and management solution. Think of it as a sidekick that helps out a true devops superhero. It automatically discovers your stack in the cloud, deploys monitoring and gives you peace of mind. Heili uses Ansible for provisioning so you get tons of automation out of the box and can add your own in just few clicks. Running a stack on AWS, Google or Softlayer was never easier.

And which tools do you use? Share with us in comments!

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