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SAP Hybris Commerce is a complete customer engagement and omni-channel e-commerce solution with fully-integrated tools and capacities. It provides a full-featured, modern commercial platform that supports significant extensions, customizations, and integration with other custom and third-party digital services.

The challenge of rapid development, along with continuous integration and delivery can be addressed through Continuous Delivery pipeline to ensure maximum ROI. The CD pipeline helps in supporting incremental development, automate testing, and enable continuous deployment. It helps to unite the team and increase productivity by using proven process and tools to deliver the benefits of automation, integration, and CD to businesses. It streamlines software design to enable faster deployments and release processes.

Continuous Integration Using Hybris Build Framework and Jenkins

  • Perform continuous integration using Jenkins, allows you to build and test the software you develop.
  • Integration with source control (SVN, GitHub …).
  • Integration with build systems (sometimes through plugins), e.g. Maven for Java.
  • Target deployment machine nodes are very easy to add (Jenkins only need ssh access).
  • Execute automated test scripts using Selenium etc.
  • Failed Test cases are reported in defect tracking tool using Zoho, Jira, Jazz etc.
  • Development team can resolve the tickets, and re-run the continuous integration cycle.

The pipeline framework eliminates the need for manual intervention of processes and orchestrates development, test, and support personnel to act as a single team. It also ensures that important project knowledge is integrated into processes rather than held by a few key individuals. The structure of the Continuous Delivery pipeline makes software delivery as repeatable and reliable. Continuous Delivery also provides stakeholders with increased visibility into the program status.

The ability to accurately and consistently repeat processes makes troubleshooting easier and streamline feature transition from development to production.

The Continuous Development (CD) approach automates the build, deploy and testing, thereby reducing the dependency on physical resources.

Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration (CI) focuses on the controlled integration of any change that is created in a collaborative software project into a common repository. It is a software development practice where members of a team integrate their work frequently, usually each person integrates at least daily – leading to multiple integrations per day.

Benefit of Continuous Integration

Reduced Risk
Continuous Integrations doesn’t get rid of bugs, but it does make them dramatically easier to find and remove. In this respect it’s rather like self-testing code. If you introduce a bug and detect it quickly it’s far easier to get rid of.

Faster Deployments
If you have continuous integration, it removes one of the biggest barriers to frequent deployment. Frequent deployment is valuable because it allows your business users to get new features more rapidly, to give more rapid feedback on those features, and generally become more collaborative in the development cycle

Continuous Delivery
In continuous delivery, software is built in such a way that the new feature in software can be released to production at any time. Continuous delivery is achieved by continuously integrating the software done by the development team, building executables, and running automated tests on those executables to detect problems.

Benefits of Continuous Delivery

User Feedback:
The biggest risk to any software effort is that you end up building something that isn’t useful. The earlier and more frequently you get working software in front of real users, the quicker you get feedback to find out if it’s valuable.

Reduced Deployment Risk:
Since you are deploying smaller changes, there’s less to go wrong and it’s easier to fix should a problem appear.