Outreachy-Everyone Struggles!

Hello Everyone!

Three weeks into my internship and it’s been great so far with Awesome Mentors. I am currently learning a new Language which is Ruby and this is the perfect time to remind myself that everyone struggles! I struggled a bit getting farmiliar with the codebase and pushing my first merge request during the internship. I won’t say i have a perfect understanding of how everything works, but i am learning.

What is Debci?

Debci stands for Debian Continous Integration before i move on, what is continous integration? according to Atlassian ‘Continuous integration (CI) is the practice of automating the integration of code changes from multiple contributors into a single software project. It’s a primary DevOps best practice, allowing developers to frequently merge code changes into a central repository where builds and tests then run. Automated tools are used to assert the new code’s correctness before integration.’

From the official documentation; The Debian continuous integration (debci) is an automated system that coordinates the execution of automated tests against packages in the Debian system.

Debci exist to make sure packages work currently after an update, How it does this is by testing all of the packages that have tests written in them to make sure it works and nothing is broken. It has a UI for developers to see if the test passes or not.


This week; I have learnt how to write automated test and Squashing multiple commits into one single commit.