# Cycle times

Cycle times for pipelines is one of the primary indicators of the state of your software tech debt, and growing pipeline times should be regarded with great suspicion - usually it's indicative of an underlying issue.

Given an id for an integration (with type Azure or Jenkins), you can query cycle times like so:

curl -H "X-API-Key: <your token goes here>" \
fetch('https://api.accidentalquality.com/api/cycle_times/<integration_id>', {
  method: "GET",
  headers: {"Content-type": "application/json;charset=UTF-8", "X-API-Key": "<your-token-goes-here>"}
.then(response => response.json()) 
.then(json => console.log(json)) 
.catch(err => console.log(err));

The data returned is in json format and structured as follows:

  • unit (string) - Unit of the data displayed in the data array
  • data (array)
    • x string - Date for the datapoint in format yyyy-mm-dd
    • y integer - Value for the datapoint in seconds


        "data": [
                "x": "1990-01-01",
                "y": 123
                "x": "1990-01-01",
                "y": 321

Note that the structure of data is the same as for repair times and failure times so you can reuse code between these three.