Abstract: Continuous integration in software development process promises many advantages: fast defect discover, integration problems remove, fewer numbers of defects. With more detailed consideration its turned out that this practice depends on others, such as unit testing, coding standard etc. Many of expected advantages are not realized without using such additional practices. Paradox situation occurs, where its unknown does continuous integration have independent value or all value comes from “foreign” methods. Isn’t where any fraud, when on the pretext of continuous integration adoption one tries to use other engineering practices advantages? Perhaps, continuous integration is “stone soup”, all ingredients are well-knows, but now served together with another title. In this article we try to show that this is not true, and continuous integration has its own value. This value considerably lower than synergetic effect from several practices, but adoption and use costs are much lower too. Adoption of “bare” continuous integration could also be the first step to many others effective development technologies.