At some point you're going to want to put the code you've written onto the internet. In the "bad old days" you should FTP your files onto a server and boom; you've got a working website. Easy peasy. But why don't we work like that any more? What are "build pipelines"? And what do terms like CI and CD stand for? And what do they actually mean? Who or what are Jenkins and Travis?
Do we need to know all these things? (Spoilers: yes, we do!) What are the benefits? Do they help with automation? With testing? With code backups?
The question on everybody's lips is this: why has deployment become so complicated? Find out all this and more in this week's fantastic instalment of A Question of Code.
A newbie coder and a seasoned veteran discuss the questions that always come up when someone begins learning to code.
Ed is looking at getting a career in programming and has been learning to code for just over a year. During this time he’s been building up a stack of questions that keep coming up from other newbie coders. Luckily, he’s got someone he can ask for help: Tom. Tom’s a seasoned coder, having worked in the industry for a few years now and has all the answers Ed needs, or does he?