Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Continous integration with PHP and Jenkins

Overview

Continuous integration (CI) is a development practice which allows testing, building and checking the quality of the application in automated way without manual developer intervention. It requires developers to integrate code into a shared repository several times a day or every commit/merge to the given branch of the repository. Each check-in is then verified by an automated build, allowing teams to detect problems early.

While PHP Continuous Integration (PHPCI) does not require the the code compilation as
build” one can understand the set of task like testing and quality checks which are performed in timely manner or when the certain conditions are met.
PHPCI can be performed on Jenkins Server. The detailed description of jenkins server configuration in is presented here. PHPCI requires PHing package which can be provided into application by Composer.