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Continuous Integration (CI) is a development practice that requires
developers to integrate code into a shared repository several times a day.

Imagine a product that can quickly morph into exactly what it needs to be at that time, based on a constant flow of feedback. Or imagine a product that gets iteratively improved on dozens or even hundreds of times a day. And finally, imagine a product where quality is paramount and accountability to those making changes is totally transparent.

These are a few benefits of using Continuous Integration (CI) as part of a software development process. At Appworks, every product we make uses CI, based on a combination of carefully assembled systems capabilities, agile methodology, and teamwork, to ensure our clients are iterating on their ideas faster than the competition.

Continuous Integration

CI arose from a common problem in deploying code. When you have a group of programmers all working on the same codebase, deploying hundreds of software updates at time can quickly become a nightmare. If one set of code fails a quality test, then the whole set of changes gets put on the shelf until it’s fixed. Also, testing a large codebase at once often makes it difficult to zero in on bugs, and often complicates matters with bugs causing even more bugs. This means you’re deploying far less often than you should, and making your software adaptable to customer feedback and changing market pressures is an uphill challenge.

With CI, developers can merge their own code changes into a shared repository as soon as they’re ready — without waiting for everyone else to finish their work for that “deploy” cycle.

An individual programmer’s code is then automatically tested against an environment that exactly simulates a production environment, in order to make sure nothing gets broken. If everything passes, the code can be deployed immediately. This means a programmer could potentially deploy code several times a day with little fear of negatively impacting anyone else’s work or the integrity of the software product as a whole.

What’s more, a CI process, when implemented well, can give total transparency into the code deploy process. Everyone on the team knows who is deploying what and when, and what the test results were. Accountability is also added to the process by rewarding good coding practices. If a programmer’s build passes and is deployed, that builds confidence with the rest of the team for future deploys.

Continuous Deployment

CI is often spoken of as part of “Continuous Deployment” (CD). CD ensures that code that has already been integrated as part of CI is automatically tested, and then automatically deployed to the product environment so the customer sees the changes instantly.

While Appworks uses CI/CD for all of our own client projects, we can also assist in building and maintaining a CI/CD capability for your own projects and solutions. This is particularly beneficial for larger, more complex organizations found in enterprises, government and education, since code deploys can involve larger teams and multiple integration points with other systems. We can sit down and walk through your current process, and help design and build a capability to allow your organization to enjoy the same benefits of nimble software deploys that we do.

appworks The Appworks Advantage

Our local, US-based developers are ready to take your software project from concept to implementation. Our team is more than hired contractors -- we strive to become an integral part of your team. Before we write a single line of code, we take the time to understand your specific needs and challenges, and take full advantage of any existing resources you may have.

Here’s what you can expect when engaging with Appworks Technologies, a software development company based in Boston, Massachusetts

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Expertise


Every one of our technologists are specialists - among the best in their field. This means you are getting top notch resources with experience, knowledge and a proven ability to deliver.

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Experience


With over ten years of experience, we boast a solid foundation of institutional knowledge that expands with every new project. We have successfully developed and released hundreds of applications since opening our doors in 2007. Our portfolio of work includes everything from self-funded startups to larger mission critical enterprise applications.

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Commitment


We take the time to understand your needs, and then assemble a team specific to your unique requirements, whether its a few resources or an entire project delivery team. We help our clients make informed decisions and always keep their businesses’ best interests in mind. We strive to become long-term partners with our clients.

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Hyper Local


Sometimes challenges are best met working together face to face. We are an onshore company with offices in Boston and Florida. You can come shake our hand, or we can come to you. We aim to connect with our clients so we can provide the best customer service possible.

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