CircleCI Acquires Ponicode, Adding AI-powered Testing CI/CD Offering

CircleCI has acquired Ponicode, provider of an AI-powered testing platform. CircleCI offers CI/CD platform to improve developer productivity and increase business outcomes for thousands of customers across the globe. Ponicode is a Paris-based startup offering AI-powered testing capabilities, allowing software developers and engineering teams to build defect-free software at scale and with less hassle. 

Combining Ponicode’s advanced testing capabilities with CircleCI’s robust CI/CD platform will be beneficial for software engineering teams as tasks continue to “shift left,” a growing trend enabling increased software quality and velocity.

According to a 2019 survey from Tidelift and The New Stack, the daily work for a developer is filled with obstacles and inefficiencies, primarily related to everything other than writing code. This problem has only increased for developers, as more organizations look to move work closer to the design and development phase earlier in the process, according to CircleCI and Ponicode. 

“Ponicode’s team of data scientists and software engineers have developed an AI engine to spare software engineers from performing tedious tasks while simultaneously improving technical debt management. Their focus in AI will better help our customers surface intelligence and automation directly to their workflows,” said Jim Rose, CEO, CircleCI. “The acquisition of Ponicode also opens the ability for CircleCI to hire in France, giving us access to unparalleled talent in the French technology ecosystem.” 

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