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Continuous integration hits 30 years, though some still ignore it

It still puzzles me how is it possible that an 1991 idea, is still ignored by some software engineering teams worldwide in their advent to “deliver” at any cost, fail to invest the adequate time into ensuring they have all the pipelines in order. Don’t know if to attribute that to bad management or complacency inside the entire team.

Sadly to say, I’ve had my share of this situation. Though on the projects under my team’s ownership, we’ve been all the rage with tests, code quality metrics and documentation published directly from the source code, not the same I can say for the other half and for the artifacts produced in the last years of work, which are hand built, locally on the developer’s laptop which is releasing the artifact.

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