Best Practices: Continuous Development, Continuous Integration Environment

While working in a continuous development and integration environment, it is important to think ahead to avoid running into problems.  This article shows some of the best practices to prepare your application for unknown events such as a heavy load, realistic traffic, and bottlenecks.  These problems can have multiple negative effects on your application and if you do not know where to start locating the problem, then the application could result in a failure.  Want to avoid these problems? Keep reading.

Continuous Development, Continuous Integration (CI/CD) is the new paradigm for creating and improving web applications. Ongoing development and use of incremental changes that can be rolled back easily in case of problems has proven to be an effective way of advancing the attractiveness and usability of websites. The only way for this method to work well, however, lies in the effectiveness of application testing. You might release a perfectly-engineered application that has been standalone tested in the development lab.  Then it gets hit with a heavy load, or there was coding error or an error in the way it gets deployed and it blows up. If you don’t understand how the application responds to a load, you don’t know where it will fail, and that’s already a failure.

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