Nov 7, 2017

The goal of CI is to provide rapid feedback so that if a defect is introduced into the code base, it can be identified and corrected as soon as possible.

Continuous integration software tools can be used to automate the testing and build a document trail.

Continuous integration (CI) is the practice, in software engineering, of merging all developer working copies with a shared mainline several times a day, where isolated changes are immediately tested and reported on when they are added to a larger code base.