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Continuous Integration has never been so easy

Backend & Dev-ops
Andrew Berry
Audience Experience Level
Drupal Intermediate

Do you want to run tests, check code coverage, check coding standards, and generate coverage reports every time someone in your team pushes code changes? In this session, we will show you a set of tools to implement Continuous Integration to your development workflow, and to make the business case for Continuous Integration (CI) to non-technical stakeholders.

In the past few years, we have participated in the implementation of Continuous Integration of every project that we have worked on. Once implemented, we found the metrics it generated added transparency and trust in the team’s work. However, it was always tedious to set up and customize for each team. Furthermore, it required constant monitoring, tuning, and maintenance.

With the appearance of Docker and SaaS products like CircleCI and Travis CI, implementing CI has become much easier and flexible to implement. We sought different, more efficient ways to set up and maintain a foundation that future teams could add quickly to their workflow and build upon. This foundation runs the following checks on a given pull request:

  • Runs PHPUnit and Kernel tests.
  • Generates a code coverage report.
  • Checks Drupal’s coding standards and best practices.
  • Updates the database, synchronizes configuration and runs Behat tests with a real web browser like Chrome.

In this session we will evaluate three CI architectures to accomplish the above:

We will also provide details on the cost savings we realized with a client by migrating build and test servers to a SaaS platform from a custom, internal implementation.

Attendees should have some experience working with Drupal projects.

Have a look at the following links for further details on what we will cover: