When developing software solo, you don’t have to spend time communicating your decisions to anyone, and you’re likely to format your code today the way you formatted it yesterday. However, when working in a shared codebase, it becomes much more important to create and follow standards of behavior. Having a shared understanding of “the way we do things” ultimately saves time by eliminating unnecessary back-and-forth, confusing code reviews, and having to re-do PRs on incorrect branches.
However, new rules and standards can be difficult to adopt. CircleCI can help by automating the process and creating built-in alerts when standards are violated. Read on for three ways CircleCI can help you enforce build standards on your team.