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Abhijit Kini

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Configuring a unit test to check for errors on the Node.js application

In the previous tutorial, I ran a basic Continuous Integration (CI) on a Node.js application. As the next logical step, I'll configure a simple unit test to check for errors in my code. As per the guidelines of CI, my expectation is that for every code commit or pull request, this unit test runs automatically and immediately checks for errors. In this tutorial I will set up a unit test, configure the shippable.yml, and verify the unit test to complete a successful CI.

Running Continuous Integration on a Node.js app

Continuous Integration (CI) is a development practice that requires developers to integrate code into a shared repository several times a day. Each check-in is then verified by an automated build, allowing teams to detect problems early. By integrating regularly, you can detect errors quickly, and locate them more easily.

Shippable's CI platform supports different source control providers, languages, platform, notification providers, Docker registry services, container services and IaaS/PaaS providers for an end-to-end application delivery pipeline. In this tutorial, I'll go over basic CI for a simple Node.js app. The work flow includes sign up, enabling the repository that hosts the Node.js app, creating a yml.file that instructs Shippable on the details of running CI & completing a successful CI build.

Five common mistakes while setting up Continuous Integration and how to avoid them

Since the latest release of our platform, I have been reviewing the customer experience to make sure customers find it easy to onboard and get to a green build for their projects. After analyzing the problems customers run into, I noticed five situations that are fairly common. I want to share these and ways to avoid them so you can get up and running as quickly as possible. 

How to deploy to Elastic Beanstalk (Part 1)

AWS Elastic Beanstalk (EBS) is an easy-to-use service for deploying and scaling web applications and services developed with Java, .NET, PHP, Node.js, Python, Ruby, Go, and Docker on familiar servers such as Apache, Nginx, Passenger, and IIS. With AWS Elastic Beanstalk, you can quickly deploy and manage applications in the AWS cloud without worrying about the infrastructure that runs those applications. AWS Elastic Beanstalk reduces management complexity without restricting choice or control. You simply upload your application, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk automatically handles the details of capacity provisioning, load balancing, scaling, and application health monitoring.

Shippable's unified CI/CD platform enables you to deploy your application to various Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) providers, such as AWS Elastic Beanstalk, as part of the end to end continuous deployment platform offered by Shippable.