In this chapter, we have looked at what continuous integration is and how continuous integration processes can be applied to code and databases. The chapter then looked at ways that continuous integration can be applied to assist with network operations to provide feedback loops.
We also explored different SCM methodologies, the difference between centralized and distributed SCM systems and how branching strategies are used with waterfall and agile processes.
We then looked into the vast array of tools available for creating continuous integration processes focusing on some examples using Jenkins to set up a simple network continuous integration build.
In this chapter, you learned what continuous integration is, how it can be applied to network operations, SCM tooling, and the difference between centralized and distributed systems along with common SCM branching strategies.
Other key takeaways from this chapter include continuous integration build servers and their use, ways to integrate...