Continuous integration (CI) systems automate the process of creating and validating continuously managed software by running a custom workflow each time a software change is written to the software management repository. They are closely related to agile development practices and closely related to the new DevOps toolkits.
Literal Meanings of Continuous Integration (CI)
Meanings of Continuous:
No stop, no pause, shutdown or interruption.
Continue without interruption.
Do not deviate from or change from a continuous, untethered or articulated unit.
(of a function) such that for every x in the domain of definition, for every small open interval D around f(x), there is an interval containing x whose image is in D.
(more generally, functions between two topological spaces) so that every open set in the destination space has an open preimage (in the domain space with respect to the given function).
(Grammar) To express the current action or condition.
Sentences of Continuous
Direct current of electricity.
Any continuous function from the real line to the rationals is constant because the rationals are completely separable.
Synonyms of Continuous
perpetual, extended, nonstop, protracted
Meanings of Integration:
An action or process of a whole or a whole.
(Society) The process of integration into a community, especially among minorities.
The operation of finding the integral of a function.
In evolution, the process by which diversity condenses into something relatively simple and permanent is thought to alternate with differentiation as the means by which species develop.
Combination with compatible embedding elements.
The process of segregation.
Meanings of CI:
One of the forms of classical Chinese poetry.