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Implementing Continuous Integration

Enrollment is Closed

About this course

This course provides knowledge and skills to implement the DevOps practices of continuous integration. Students will learn how to implement continuous integration in an Azure DevOps pipeline, how to manage code quality and security principles, and how to implement a container build strategy.

What you'll learn

  • Explain why continuous integration matters
  • Implement continuous integration using Azure DevOps
  • Configure builds and the options available
  • Create an automated build workflow
  • Integrate other build tooling with Azure DevOps
  • Create hybrid build processes
  • Describe what is meant by code quality and how it is measured
  • Detect code smells
  • Integrate automated tests for code quality
  • Report on code coverage during testing
  • Add tooling to measure technical debt
  • Detect open source and other licensing issues
  • Implement a container build strategy

Prerequisites

  • Students should have fundamental knowledge about Azure, version control, Agile software development, and core software development principles. It would be helpful to have experience in an organization that delivers software.
  • It is recommended that you have experience working in an IDE, as well as some knowledge of the Azure portal. However, students who may not have a technical background in these technologies, but who are curious about DevOps practices as a culture shift, should be able to follow the procedural and expository explanations of continuous integration regardless.

Course Staff

Greg BlueShirt

Greg BlueShirt

Dr Greg Low is a long-term Microsoft MVP and a member of the Microsoft Regional Director program. He is the CEO and Principal Mentor at SQL Down Under, based in Australia. Greg works with a wide range of customers from start-ups to tier-one financials, and also regularly mentors developers in software development organizations. He has a pragmatic approach to removing technical roadblocks and is frequently involved in effecting change within technical organizations.