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Calendar   10 July, 2023 //

Why Pivale loves testing with CircleCI (and you will too)

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Barry Fisher

Founder & CEO

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The world moves fast. And businesses can’t afford to stand still. Especially when it comes to their digital presence. 

But with updates comes risk. The lingering ‘what if’. Lost data and security risks. The worry of lost sales and angry phone calls from customers when your website suddenly doesn’t work, or worse still… disappears!

Fortunately, we use a solution that removes risk and allows for constant renovation and innovation of websites and applications. That’s called CircleCI (CI = Continuous Integration), and here’s a breakdown of what it is, why you need it and what it will deliver for your business.

What is it?

Let’s start with the basics. CircleCI is an automated testing tool that gives users feedback and alerts every time they write or change code. It automatically runs predefined functionality tests immediately, checking the impact of the code changes and letting the developers know if there are any breakages.

This is a software development strategy that in turn, increases development speed without sacrificing quality. We incrementally add code to a site, either daily or several times a day, which is automatically built and tested before it’s added to the live site.

CircleCI is a non-negotiable feature of Pivale’s custom software service from day one. And that’s because it gives us, and you, assurance that future changes and updates to your website aren’t going to damage functionality or design and lead to the aforementioned headaches. The ones that make tech teams and leadership teams break out in a cold sweat.

Why we believe it’s integral for you

All websites require updates over time. For design and functionality purposes and security reasons. This process needs to be de-risked as much as feasibly possible, especially on high-traffic sites.

By testing during development, and at individual increments of development processes, we are able to get early indications of potential problems or conflicts that could occur before they cause a problem to your site.

Alongside this, we use uptime monitoring and uptime robots for instant notification of downtime on your website. As a result, our process allows our team to know about, and fix, a problem before it’s even noticed by the general public. Pretty good, right?

The benefits for clients

If what we’ve said already hasn’t convinced you, there are some fairly huge benefits for our customers utilising CircleCI.

Continuous monitoring means you can feel confident that risk to your site is minimised, both before launch and with every update in the following years. For clients who require regular updates, this is a huge weight off their minds.

The reliability of a website that uses CircleCI is considerably higher than one without it. Whilst no website will ever be guaranteed 100% bug-free, our combination of sound engineering principles and CI gives customers a strong head start against potential risks or problems that can lead to bigger issues.

Increased development speeds mean your updates get to your audience faster, and can save costs for your organisation. With a safer process with more guardrails, your updates are safer and delivered faster than ever.

Choose Pivale as your partner

Pivale helps businesses move fast without breaking things. That's invaluable when the world moves this fast and is full of security risks for businesses.

If you want to learn more about CircleCI or need a partner you can trust, we’d love to chat. Reach out to us now. Email us:

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Barry Fisher, Founder and CEO at Pivale - a man with dark hair, a neat beard, moustache and glasses.

Written by

Barry Fisher

Founder & CEO

Barry is our founder and CEO, responsible for delivering on our mission statement and ensuring return on investment for our clients. Barry oversees the majority of our software projects. Barry is a Business degree graduate of Middlesex University London.

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