Still waiting​ ​on​ ​Builds​ ​& ​Test​ ​Runs?

Posted on Dec 02, 2020
Applications,Automation,Building,Buildpan,CI/CD,Combined Practices,Continuous Deployment,Continuous Integration,deployment,developers,Development,DevOps,Lifecycle,Mobile apps,Operation Activities,Testing,

On an average developers​ ​​ ​spend​ ​up​ ​to​ ​20%​ ​of​ ​their​ ​time​ ​waiting​ ​on​ ​necessary​ ​builds​ ​and​ ​tests​ ​to​ ​finish.

Reason being :: 

1.Slow​ ​build​ ​times– ​Slow​ ​build​ ​times​ ​are​ ​a​ ​cause​ ​of​ ​frustration​ ​for​ ​many​ ​developers.​ ​As​ ​developers​ ​iterate​ ​on​ ​their application,​ ​they​ ​aren’t​ ​able​ ​to​ ​merge​ ​new​ ​code​ ​changes​ ​into​ ​the​ ​master​ ​code​ ​line​ ​until necessary​ ​build​ ​and​ ​test​ ​runs​ ​have​ ​completed.​ ​The​ ​longer​ ​it​ ​takes​ ​this​ ​process​ ​to​ ​run​ ​the​ ​longer the​ ​developer​ ​has to wait and spend time monitoring the same.Optimizing​ ​the​ ​build​ ​and​ ​test​ ​execution​ ​speed​ ​is​ ​possible,​ ​through​ ​better​ ​scripting​ ​and​ ​caching, but​ ​it​ ​can​ ​take​ ​considerable​ ​time​ ​and​ ​expertise​ ​that​ ​many​ ​developers​ ​may​ ​not​ ​have.


2​.​Lack​ ​of​ ​hardware​ ​capacityHardware capacity and availability are the other reasons making developers and teams to remain ideal for longer time as physically builds and test runs become queued until the capacity becomes available , we found that this is the problem faced by most of the mobile application development companies as the immediate requirement of hardware is difficult to meet and this also increases the production cost of the project , hence relying on the pre-owned hardware devices becomes time consuming.

BuildPan solves the problem for both the cases by creating a complete seamless CI/CD pipeline which helps in creating faster builds along with continuous process of merging it into the master code after testing , also while using buildpan there is no constraint wrt hardware dependency as the developer can simultaneously focus on other productive work getting regular notifications on slack and mail as buildpan creates multiple builds and deploys it to the stakeholders.


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