A software development workflow that builds on automated testing to speed development and deployment

Humans are bad at boring repetitive tasks. There are no tasks more boring and repetitive than running a set of tests and waiting for them to finish.

Computers are excellent at boring and repetitive tasks, but are terrible at making judgement calls. A computer can easily run tests over and over again and consistently report success or failure.

Gating empowers humans to focus on creativity and judgement by completely removing their ability to do boring tasks like merging code if and only if if works.

In a gating system: