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.
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).