Developing and testing is only one part of the art of creating software. Another part is shipping the artifact. 🚢
Delivering software requires some steps; we need to run tests, build our artifact and publish or deploy it somewhere. Most often, those steps are executed in a pipeline.
A pipeline is a way to automate all the required steps. Therefore tooling and CI servers with the necessary configuration are needed.
A lot of companies have a complicated setup and need whole teams to maintain such a platform.
Wow! 😮 That sounds complicated. “Maybe it’s better to forgo about CI and pipelines. I do everything manually” is probably what you think right now.
But no! Thanks to the great landscape of existing tools out there it is not that complicated!