In today’s world no software developer is expected to wait for long release time and development cycles, all thanks to DevOps. Cloud which are popular for providing feasible infrastructure across different organizations can now offer better solutions with the help of DevOps. Applications can have bug fixes and updates almost everyday but this update cycles require a CI/CD framework. Google recently released its all new continuous integration/continuous delivery framework Cloud Build at Google Cloud Next ’18 in San Francisco.
Cloud Build is a complete continuous integration and continuous delivery platform that helps you build software at scale across all languages. It gives developers complete control over a variety of environments such as VMs, serverless, Firebase or Kubernetes.
Google’s Cloud Build supports Docker, giving developers the option of automating deployments to Google Kubernetes Engine or Kubernetes for continuous delivery. It also supports the use of triggers for application deployment which helps launch an update whenever certain conditions are met. Google also tried to eliminate the pain of managing build servers by providing a free version of Cloud Build with up to 120 build minutes per day including up to 10 concurrent builds. After the user has exhausted the first free 120 build minutes, additional build minutes will be charged at $0.0034 per minute.
Another plus point of Cloud Build is that it automatically identifies package vulnerabilities before deployment along with allowing users to run builds on local machines and later deploy in the cloud.
Incase of issues or problems, CloudBuild provides detailed insights letting you ease debugging via build errors and warnings. It also provides an option of filtering build results using tags or queries to identify time consuming tests or slow performing builds.
Key features of Google Cloud Build
- Simpler and faster commit to deploy time
- Supports language agnostic builds
- Options to create pipelines to automate deployments
- Flexibility to define custom workflow
- Control build access with Google Cloud security
Check out the Google Cloud Blog if you find want to learn more about how to start implementing Google’s CI/CD offerings.