What is CircleCI?
CircleCI is a cloud-based continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform that helps developers build and ship their code faster, more easily, and with confidence. With CircleCI you can automate the testing, building, deploying, and monitoring of applications from a single console with a fully integrated experience. Circleci scales with your business needs. Simple, extensible DevOps software that is an order of magnitude faster than Gitlab-CI or Travis-CI. It offers more options for configuration, has low impacting resource requirements and makes collaborating on pipeline tasks an effortless experience.
What is Debian?
Debian is a free operating system ( OS ) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an OS) along with thousands of software packages (also called 'packages') that are each distributed in a separate file. The packages contain the program code that does all the work, and are connected to each other in what is called a package dependency hierarchy . Each package depends on some smaller package or packages, which in turn depend on even smaller packages, and so on.
Building Debian package with CircleCI via packagecloud
If you’re looking to build Debian package with CircleCI, you can use packagecloud to handle all of your package management and integrations with your CI/CD tools. Packagecloud works with all kinds of packages, not only Debian packages. As well, you can integrate with all kinds of CI/CD tools, not only CircleCI.