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The CI/CD pipeline of this website

06 April, 2022 - 2 min read

What even is a CI/CD pipeline?

Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery is a method to frequently deliver apps to customers by introducing automation into the stages of app development. If you want to read the continuation of what I just copied and pasted click here.

The infrastructure of this website

Below I explain at a high level what happens when I need to make any changes to the codebase; this can be changes to the actual structure of the website or changes to the content. CI/CD occur’s after I do my git push command which starts the entire pipeline; at this point assuming all goes well and nothing fails I do not need to do anything else. I can monitor this progress by looking at the logs of the services i’m using; in particular my build service which is Netlify.

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Luckily I was able to abstract out the process of making content changes outside of the codebase and I can simply log onto my website from anywhere (even my phone) and make changes to the content or even add new content. This is done through a really awesome content management system called Netlify CMS which I was able to build right into my hosted codebase. This stuff is really a black box (maybe grey) in relation to my understanding but I will try and draw it out as per my understanding.

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Conclusion

There goes an 1.5 hours of my time 🙂.

A good re-visit to one of my earlier accomplishments and how it relates to a CI/CD pipeline.

Hope it was an interesting read!


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