- A Day in the Life of CI
- What Is the Value of CI?
- What Prevents Teams from Using CI?
- How Do I Get to "Continuous" Integration?
- When and How Should a Project Implement CI?
- The Evolution of Integration
- How Does CI Complement Other Development Practices?
- How Long Does CI Take to Set Up?
- CI and You
- Commit Code Frequently
- Don't Commit Broken Code
- Fix Broken Builds Immediately
- Write Automated Developer Tests
- All Tests and Inspections Must Pass
- Run Private Builds
- Avoid Getting Broken Code
Don't Commit Broken Code
A dangerous assumption on a project is that everyone knows not to commit code that doesn't work to the version control repository. The ultimate mitigation for this risk is having a well-factored build script that compiles and tests the code in a repeatable manner. Make it part of the team's accepted development practice to always run a private build (which closely resembles the integration build process) before committing code to the version control repository. See the later section, Run Private Builds, for additional recommendations before committing your code.