Continuous integration is a software engineering term describing a process that completely rebuilds and tests an application frequently. Generally it takes the form of a server process or daemon that:
Monitors a file system or version control system (e.g. CVS) for changes.
Runs the build process (e.g. a make script or Ant-style build script).
Runs test scripts (e.g. JUnit or NUnit).
Continuous integration is also associated with Extreme Programming and other agile software development practices.
Following the principles of Continuous Integration, TeamCity allows users to monitor the software development process of the company, while improving communication and facilitating the integration of changes without breaking any established practices.