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Revolutionize Your CI/CD Pipeline: Integrating Testcontainers and Bazel

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February 29, 2024

One of the challenges in modern software development is being able to release software often and with confidence. This can only be achieved when you have a good CI/CD setup in place that can test your software and release it with minimal or even no human intervention. But modern software applications also use a wide range of third-party dependencies and often need to run on multiple operating systems and architectures. 

In this post, I will explain how the combination of Bazel and Testcontainers helps developers build and release software by providing a hermetic build system.

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Using Bazel and Testcontainers together

Bazel is an open source build tool developed by Google to build and test multi-language, multi-platform projects. Several big IT companies have adopted monorepos for various reasons, such as:

  • Code sharing and reusability 
  • Cross-project refactoring 
  • Consistent builds and dependency management 
  • Versioning and release…

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