CI/CD are crucial practices to adopt for agile delivery success. The effective usage of continuous integration is contingent upon the average programmers state of mind under pressure. Replication of build-server environment and bringing forward as many steps of error-checking (verification) as possible can lead to huge saving of re-work. Conversely a good CI set up introduced mid-stream in a project has the social side effect of diluting the power of the very CI facilities which can bring about benefits in terms of increased quality and quick delivery.

In this talk the overall interplay between CI set up and the developer's mind-set is analysed. In-depth examples of SCA on Java/JavaScript code with alternate configurations to demonstrate the effect. We also touch upon Definition of Done for a wider context. We draw a handful of conclusions on how to configure SCA.


Outline/Structure of the Case Study

- Introduction and Context setting of CI/CD and social pressures

- Current state of automated static code analysis (SCA). How is Automated code analysis done today, which tools are used, what are the challenges.

- The cracks in automated SCA. Can there be a better solution?

- Our solution to reduce programmer stress and boost SCA effectiveness

- Use case / demo of truly effective static code analysis

- Conclusion / Way forward

Learning Outcome

How to spot the real problems in the automated static code analysis workflow

and help developers perform

and reduce work stress

and increase quality

and transparency

and be happy to code cleanly another day.

Target Audience

Developers, Managers, Agile Coaches, QA


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