Modern Development Practices: Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment With NerdCloud

Modern Development Practices: Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment With NerdCloud

So, you have an idea, and you want to build a product, but you're not sure where to begin? Maybe you've already started, and you're stuck, feeling that you don't know where to go next?

Luckily, we're here to help. With this post, we'll show you the process we go through in each step of our continuous integration, delivery, and deployment process.

Do the Footwork

Before we go through the process, we have to get our footwork right. So, we basically need two things, the UI and the functionality. Because we need to visualize what we're building, we'll use a template. Later on, when we have a working product, we can tweak the UI precisely the way we want it. So, for now, we'll focus on how the product works before we focus on how it looks. 

There's something we can't delegate in between the work on the UI and the functionality, and that's the backend and architecture. You'll have to determine how the database should work. When the backend and database are ready, our footwork is done, and we can start building features into the product.

User Stories

We do everything by using our Kanban model. The first step to building features is to create user stories. Each user story will then be a card on our board, sitting nicely in the to-do column. 

Next, we translate each user story to a task which developers can pick up directly from our internal Jira board. The beauty is that our platform tracks everything, so you'll be able to see all the work we do almost in real-time. 


The first thing developers do when they pick up a task is to estimate how long it will take to complete it. This is crucial for us to know and ensure that we are within the deadline and on budget. Once we have the user story and we know how long it will take, we send it to you.

Getting the Work Done

When you approve the user story, the developers can start working on it. While they do this, they mark their progress on each task. This makes the entire process completely transparent, not only for us to see but also so that you can see how work is progressing. And by knowing, you'll be able to keep us accountable.

Finishing Up

Once the developer is done with the work, we move the task to quality assurance. Now, this is something that we're obsessed with, so once we get the notification that the work is done, we pull the code from the repository and build it locally to make sure everything works as it should.

When everything checks out fine, we merge the changes into the codebase, and they're pushed to the product through our CI/CD pipeline. For every feature, it's rinse and repeat, and we go through this process every time. In this way, we have a consistent approach in which everyone knows what's expected of them and when. 

The Bottom Line 

By using our process, we ensure that the works get done on time and within budget. What's more, you get the product, with the features you wanted. 

At NerdCloud, we believe that we are the pioneers in future-proof software development. This isn't only because of our process but also because we give you direct access to dozens of expert senior developers who can work as part of your team. 

We're so confident in our services that, if you try us and you're not 100% satisfied, we'll give you a full refund. Sounds good? So, why not visit our website or contact us to give us a try.


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