Analysis of the 2016 SESC Survey
The analysis of the 2016 SESC Survey on Continuous Integration practice
and views in the UK has now been
Key headline results are that:
- 75% of all respondents are already using CI systems
- 81% of those who identified themselves as software developers/RSEs are already using CI systems
- A significant minority of respondents use more than one CI system
- All of the seven UK Research Councils are represented, with EPSRC being the biggest funder
- Python, Fortran, C and C++ are the most common languages reported; this is not the same as SSI findings about popular programming languages.
- There is a high proportion of HPC users in the sample
- Travis and Jenkins are the most common CI frameworks in use
- Compilers and specific libraries are the most important tools needed for automated testing, with an equal split between Fortran and C & C++.
- There is an interest in HPC testing, and a smaller interest in novel architectures
- Shibboleth and OpenID are of equal importance as authentication mechanisms