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AND CONTINUOUS DELIVERY (CI/CD)

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WHY YOU NEED automated ci/cd

Companies successfully using DevOps processes have adopted Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) in their software development pipeline. Continuous Integration is the practice of regularly integrating small code changes into a shared repository, at least once or maybe several times a day. Each commit starts a build, then tests are run to identify if anything was broken. Continuous Delivery is the ability to continuously deliver integrated code to production, meaning your new builds from CI are good to release if you want to. Continuous Deployment would be one step beyond that, allowing you to automatically deploy live every change that passes CI. 

As soon as you start adopting a CI/CD process you’ll be able to reap some or all of the following benefits:

  • Quality and Testability Improvements – CI/CD drives the use of smaller chunks of code that are easier to write, easier to test and therefore easier to determine quality. 
  • Quicker Feedback – Continuous integration tools provide you with answers to the age old question “did I break something?” quickly and for each small commit. No more figuring out who’s changes, from when, broke something at the end of a long integration cycle.
  • Improved Visibility and Transparency – The Dev and Ops teams will be able to see what’s happening across the CI/CD pipeline with details of builds and tests enabling them to raise issues and plan their work in context. Over time you’ll be able to see which changes tend to break builds most often.
  • Streamlined Integration – Continuous integration manages the building, testing and integration of all your software updates. This methodology ensures that each piece of software works correctly and plays nice with the other parts of the code base with minimal effort. 
  • Find and Fix Issues Quickly – Bugs hide in your software and can often hide other bugs if not found quickly. Automating tests in your continuous integration pipeline can help you promptly find out what needs fixing. Not all tests are easily automated but doing so helps keep technical debt to a minimum.
  • Manage Increased Automation Complexity As applications become more fragmented and release cycles shorten, the number of CI/CD jobs increases creating a “spaghetti” of automations that are difficult to manage. 

Benefits of using Pipelines for CI/cd

JFrog Pipelines is a next-generation CI/CD automation and orchestration solution. It provides a central command and control capability that enables you to embrace and enhance your pipeline processes for all your DevOps Pipelines. Pipelines makes Cloud-native application delivery simpler – with advanced capabilities for container-based releases, and support for your legacy applications in a single, unified experience. It is part of the  JFrog Platform, the most comprehensive universal platform for global DevOps.

You can maintain existing CI/CD investments since JFrog Pipelines universally integrates with the most common CI/CD Tools and other DevOps Technologies, including code repositories and testing tools, all the way through to deployment. Pipelines is a great solution for managing Jenkins sprawl that may be happening across your organization. Here are some of the benefits of using Pipelines for CI/CD: 

  • Natively integrates with Artifactory, with built-in directives for pushing artifacts, performing builds, pushing build information, image scanning, and build promotion
  • Manage thousands of pipelines and users with a centralized solution
  • Deliver speed & efficiency by managing complex pipelines without intervention
  • Simplify and extend your processes with flexible solutions that span your entire CI/CD pipeline
  • Delivers on security promises with centralized fine-grained permissions and secret management
  • Supports On-prem, cloud, multi-cloud and hybrid topology deployments 

COMPETITIVE MATRIX

JFrog JFrog
CloudBees CI CloudBees CI
GitHub Actions GitHub Actions
GitLab GitLab
Azure Pipelines Azure Pipelines
CircleCI CircleCI
ArgoCD ArgoCD
Fully Hybrid Solution
Multi-Cloud Offering
N/A
Enterprise Scale:
Dev Perspective
Enterprise Scale:
Ops Perspective
Universality
DevOps Assembly Line
End-to-End DevOps Platform

PIPELINES CI/CD SOLUTIONs AND FEATURES

Here are some of the main features of Artifactory that make it the industry’s leading artifact management tool
that can help ensure trusted, smooth and quick releases:

Enterprise-Ready

Scale horizontally with a centrally managed solution, that can support thousands of users and pipelines in a high-availability (HA) environment

Native Steps

Pre-packaged declarative steps with no scripting required, enabling easy creation of complex pipelines, including cross-team “pipelines of pipelines.”

Pipelines-as-Code

Easy-to-learn declarative YAML-based pipelines with syntax that is standardized across steps, with configurations that are versioned, modular, reusable, and declarative

Cloud Native

Make Cloud-native application delivery simpler - with advanced capabilities for container-based releases, and support for your legacy applications and modern ones in a single, unified experience

Security-First

Integrate vulnerability scanning & license compliance, into your pipeline with JFrog Xray Fine-grained permissions enforce secure access control with centralized secret management

Real-Time Visibility

Real-time interactive dashboard with alerts and notifications to easily identify and escalate bottlenecks and failures

Comprehensive Integrations

Integrates with the most common DevOps tools The steps in a single pipeline can run on multi-OS, multi-architecture nodes, reducing the need for multiple CI/CD tools

Integrations And Partners

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Resources

Gigacom
Report

Gigacom Radar for Enterprise CI/CD

Pipeline
Screencast

JFrog Pipelines Key Features

Pipelines on JFrog
Webinar

Introduction to Pipelines on JFrog Pipelines

CD
Blog

Jenkins And JFrog Pipelines: CI/CD Working Together To Release Your Software