When the development scope is being incremented, the complexity of development, Testing & Releases would be more complicated in Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery pipelines. Downloading dependencies in software packages, and versioning is even more complicated of frequent releases if there is no well defined mechanism. Semantic versioning is one of the solution for reduce this complicated hassle.
Version is more important to developers to track their historical tracking, it gives a well defined versions of software releases. Therefor it adds more befits to the software development as well as CI/CD pipelines.
Benefits of Semantic Versioning
- Historical tracking of code development.
At any point developers can get the idea of code status from any historical point.
- Universal builds packages are available to anytime deployment.
Build can be triggered from any of previous tags, and it includes all the required dependency and other configurations. Therefor those tags can be easily used for build project deliverable as required from history.
- Easily identify the code changes including API, functional and bug fixes.
- Helps to manage releases and code development.
Semantic Versioning Format
There are three Major parts are in semantic versioning, Major, Minor & Patch.Read More »