Continuous Integration (CI)

Continuous Integration (CI) is a development practice that requires developers to integrate code into a shared repository. Each check-in is then verified by an automated build, allowing teams to detect problems early. This can be set up to safely deploy data to a production server only after tests have passed, for example.

For Evennia, continuous integration allows an automated build process to:

  • Pull down a latest build from Source Control.

  • Run migrations on the backing SQL database.

  • Automate additional unique tasks for that project.

  • Run unit tests.

  • Publish those files to the server directory

  • Reload the game.

Continuous-Integration guides

There are a lot of tools and services providing CI functionality. Here are a few that people have used with Evennia:

  • Evennia is itself making heavy use of github actions

This is an overview of other tools (external link).