The adverse impact of mind-set on CI/CD.

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.

 
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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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  • Shijo Paul
    By Shijo Paul  ~  1 year ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • SCA is a very relevant topic.

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Even though the title has CI/CD in it, the presentation seems to focus only on SCA. If that really is the case, the title should be modified to set expectations. At least add SCA in there.
  • Vishal Prasad
    By Vishal Prasad  ~  1 year ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • relevant to the theme and track.

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • some examples or slide decks would help with the final decision.
    • can you elaborate what you would cover as a part of the definition of done?
  • Srinivas C
    By Srinivas C  ~  1 year ago
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    I like these aspects of the submission, and they should be retained:

    • Very relevant, and focused. Good tech content, looks like she really knows what she is talking about.

    I think the submission could be improved by:

    • Maybe comments on how good CI set up will help improve social atmosphere.

    ACCEPT.


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