Dev webinar: Super-powered CI with Git (with video)

I thought some of you might enjoy attending this free-of-charge webinar from Atlassian, focused on using Git with CI tools like Bamboo. - Michael


Thursday, July 24th, 2014, 10:00am PST / 1:00pm EST

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You’ve always known that continuous integration is a critical part of working as a team and shipping great software. Thanks to a dark-arts blend of JUnit, TestNG, and Selenium, you’re built a deflector shield that keeps bugs at bay.

And then it happened: your team decided to switch to Git. CI was challenging enough when you just had trunk and a release branch. Now with the sudden explosion of active branches, things can feel downright chaotic.

But never fear. Continuous integration with Git is not only possible, it’s powerful.

What you’ll learn:

  • How CI and Git join forces to get releases out the door faster and easier

  • When to use shallow clones and repo caching

  • Three strategies for painless CI on feature branches

  • Why Git hooks are the perfect CI side-kick

Following up on this event from Atlassian for those of you who weren’t able to attend. The event covered:

  • Why branch-and-merge workflows are so effective (and easier in Git than in SVN, et al)
  • Strategies for reducing build times
  • How to reap the benefits of “pure” CI without piling changes willy-nilly onto a central branch
  • Git hooks that reinforce your testing discipline

This video of the talk is about an hour long, so grab your favorite beverage and hang out with some Atlassian CI experts for a while! When you’re done watching, please share in this topic any ideas you have about how we might improve our CI environment based on what you saw here.