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Workflows in Acquia Cloud Site Factory

Configuring and using Acquia Cloud Site Factory

When developing for Acquia Cloud Site Factory, use a continuous integration (CI) workflow to build and test locally, release your builds to your non-production environment for quality assurance testing, and then release your builds to your production environment.

As part of your development work, you will want to configure your local environment with tools to speed development (such as Acquia BLT) and install a supported feature-rich distribution of Drupal (such as Acquia Lightning), configure your Acquia environments to work with your CI workflow, and learn how to perform both full deployments and hotfixes.

Development and preparatory work

As you prepare to start developing your platform, configure your Acquia code repository to follow best version control practices. Next, select a distribution to help create feature-rich install profiles, reducing the amount of time needed to create Acquia Cloud Site Factory-hosted websites:

After selecting a distribution and creating install profiles, you can start releasing code to your non-production environment for testing and preparation for production deployments.

Managing environments

Your subscription is provisioned with the multiple environments needed to support the Acquia Cloud Site Factory deployment process. If you need additional non-production environments to meet your organization’s process needs, contact your Account Manager.

Managing deployments and code releases

A deployment is the process of updating all websites in a Acquia Cloud Site Factory subscription with updates to its code or configuration. A deployment can contain customer-initiated codebase updates, updates to the Acquia Cloud Site Factory platform created by Acquia’s engineering team, or both.

To learn more, see Deployments in Acquia Cloud Site Factory, or the following pages for more detail: