Integration Lifecycle Management features help you build and manage your integration's software development lifecycle by supporting version control, release management, and git-style features to push, merge and commit changes.
- Simplify lifecycle management with revisions
- Integration Lifecycle Management overview
- Integration Lifecycle terminology
- Work with revisions
- Manage lifecycle revisions
Integration lifecycle management:
- Helps you to build and test your integrations in a continuous improvement cycle.
- Helps you adhere to good practices of monitoring and managing changes while building your integrations collaboratively.
- Supports a quick and flexible approach to building integrations. You can clone an integration any number of times in the production or sandbox environment, give any number of individual users access to any of the clones, make and test changes, then pull changes in any of the clones into the production integration.
- Reduces the risks associated with making changes to mission-critical integrations. integrator.io implicitly maintains revisions, and you can always revert to a previous revision at any time.
You can consider these guidelines when planning your integration management.
- Build or update an integration, preferably in sandbox environment.
- Create a clone to test changes to an integration in a sandbox environment. If you don’t require or have a sandbox environment, create a clone in the production environment. Note that when developing large features that have different teams using different development/testing clones, it’s good to establish guidelines for pulling and merging changes so that teams work well together.
- Create snapshots as a backup. For example, when you have to fix a critical bug quickly, you might want to build and test the fix on the integration in the production environment itself. Snapshots help you to quickly revert to a stable state if you run into an issue.
- Create a clear access policy for effective collaboration. To understand access and permissions, see Manage account and integration permissions.
Approaches for setup
Here are some examples of approaches and workflows to set up and manage your integration.
Note: There are no predefined integration lifecycle workflows, and these examples are merely for guidance. You have to create an integration lifecycle routine based on your company's system development process requirements.
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