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Blog Archive for johnsmart during February 2011

"You fought in the Butler Wars?" "Yes, I was once a Hudson developer, the same as your father..." Who, in our field, has not heard of Hudson? And who has not heard of the recent fork, which sent echos of seismic proportions through the Open Source community? Lots has been written, by both sides, about this fork, so I won't dwell on the causes and events here. Rather, I want...
Vote in the latest Continuous Integration Tooling pool (http://www.wakaleo.com/resources/polls), and learn what tools others in the community are using, and what for. You won't win an iPad, but it's still good fun ;-). The Hudson/Jenkins fork has triggered a major shift in the balance of power in the open source Continuous Integration community, with the full effects yet to be measured. If you...
After a great season last year, we are running more Java TDD/BDD/ATDD workshops this year. Just in the first half of 2010, there are still more sessions coming up in Sydney (16-18 March) and Canberra (30 March-1 April) and Brisbane (18-20 April). And, as a bonus, this material is now also included in the London Java Power Tools Bootcamp (June 13-17). This is a very practical, pragmatic take on...
A new chapter of the Continuous Integration with Jenkins and Hudson book is available! The latest chapter is on build notification strategies: While it is important to get your build server building your software, it is even more important to get your build server to let people know when it can't do so. A crucial part of the value proposition of any Continuous Integration environment is to...