Before I had used Jenkins, never felt the need for it.
In reality, I ‘Didn’t know that I DIDN’T KNOW!’ (Stages of knowledge)..
For a long time, I never felt the need for it, nightly runs would work fine, and life was merry
The ‘itch’ began when other team members were not able to access the reports easily
The common solution to this is sending a ‘heap’ of emails for which then the receivers have to use ‘rules’ to pile them in specific folders straight away
All I wanted was a central place from where everyone can access the results
As time passed and we became proficient with Jenkins, now I feel we cannot survive without it!
When I think back to the ‘simpler’ days, there was A LOT we were not able to do and facilitate consuming automation’s results
Bottom line, if you are not using some form of CI tool like Jenkins, do consider it even if there is no plan for CI / CD in your team.
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