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Learning Continuous Integration with TeamCity

Manoj Mahalingam S

Master the principles and practices behind Continuous Integration by setting it up for different technology stacks using TeamCity
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849699518
Paperback276 pages

About This Book

  • Learn about the features that TeamCity brings to the table to make setting up and practicing CI easy.
  • Enable team, organization and self to start using TeamCity for CI, from scratch or from an existing setup.
  • Setup CI for Java, .NET, Ruby, Python and mobile projects using TeamCity

Who This Book Is For

If you are a developer, tester, or a person in operations or Devops who wants to start practising CI, start using TeamCity or both, then this book is for you. Moreover, if you have thought about bringing CI into your team, if you are already using a CI tool and want to move to TeamCity, or if you are looking for ideal practises and techniques while implementing CI with TeamCity, this book will be useful.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Introduction to Continuous Integration
Introduction to TeamCity
TeamCity and its competitors
Chapter 2: Installation
Installing on Windows
Installation on Mac OS X
Installation on Linux
Chapter 3: Getting Your CI Up and Running
Introducing version control systems
Setting up CI
Chapter 4: TeamCity for Java Projects
Using Ant with TeamCity
Using Maven with TeamCity
Using Gradle with TeamCity
Introducing database migration tools
Chapter 5: TeamCity for .NET Projects
Getting started with NAnt on TeamCity
Building with MSBuild
NuGet and TeamCity
Introducing PowerShell
Database migrations with .NET
Chapter 6: TeamCity for Ruby Projects
Getting started with Rails
Chapter 7: TeamCity for Mobile and Other Technologies
CI for Android projects
Building iOS projects on TeamCity
Installing TeamCity plugins
Chapter 8: Integration with Other Tools
IDE integrations
GitHub integrations
Build monitors
Chapter 9: TeamCity for a Member of the Team
Managing projects of interest
Navigating across projects
Investigating investigations
TeamCity universal search
Actions on build configurations
Chapter 10: Taking It a Level Up
Build configuration templates
Going meta with Meta-Runners
Build result actions
Build history cleanup
Configuring build priorities
Interacting with TeamCity from build scripts
Chapter 11: Beyond CI – Continuous Delivery
What is Continuous Delivery?
Why Continuous Delivery?
The deployment pipeline
Implementing the deployment pipeline in TeamCity
Chapter 12: Making It Production Ready
Using TeamCity with an external database
Backup and restore
Handling upgrades
Monitoring resource usage, performance, and logs
Tweaking the TeamCity JVM

What You Will Learn

  • Understand Continuous Integration principles and practices
  • Implement the build/deployment pipeline
  • Get to know TeamCity's features from the simple to the very advanced
  • Implement CI for projects in the major tech stacks, including Java, .NET, Ruby, Python, Android, and iOS
  • Discover which TeamCity features to avoid and in which situations
  • Look beyond CI into Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment

In Detail

For those of you getting started with CI, TeamCity, or both, this book will help you understand the principles and essential practices of CI and then provide steps to implement them in different kinds of projects. The book covers the essential features of TeamCity that are needed for a complete CI setup.

You will cover everything from introducing CI to its practises and benefits before getting started with TeamCity as a CI tool. First, we set up CI in a tech stack agnostic way, and then employ CI for different platforms and stacks. Throughout, there is a continuous progression from the simple to the most advanced features of TeamCity, with advise on how to avoid the pitfalls too.

You will also be given an introduction to what's beyond CI —Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment—and how TeamCity can help you there too.


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