The very next term which comes after source control is – build. You can see my 1-minute crispy video on source code. It will help you to understand the source code. The build is a particular version of the code compiled to be ready for deployment to various environments. It’s a chain of source code, compiler, machine code, and finally the output. The code compiles into an output that can be deployed to a server.
The build quality is typically dependent on source code compiled into a machine-readable code. The output format depends on technology and the code being developed. The next is unit testing in this series of DevOps terminologies.