The Java Power Tools Bootcamp training sessions are a great way to get a grip on some very cool open source technology.
The Java Power Tools book is coming out real soon.
Paul Duvall, from Stelligent, has been experimenting with using voice commands to control a build server. A neat idea!
Using Hudson environment variables to identify your buildsUsing Hudson environment variables to identify your builds
So your CI server now automatically deploys your application to an integration server. You've even configured it so that you can manually deploy to the QA server using the same process. Great! But wouldn't it be nice to know exactly what build you are looking at at any point in time? Well, Hudson lets you do just that.
So you've got hundreds of tests, but they take ages to run. You have a Continuous Integration server, but it takes an hour to tell anyone when there's a failure. What can you do?
For anyone who's interested, I'll be giving a session at CommunityOne in May entitled "Open source tools to optimize your development process". It should be fun! CommunityOne is a free event on the Monday before JavaOne start, all about open source project and tools.
A little while back I had a ball of a time doing an interview with my good mate Andy Glover about the upcoming Java Power Tools book. It was a fun, off-the-hip, and largely improvised talk, and my thanks go once again to Andy for organizing it.
About a year ago, I launched a poll to learn what Continuous Integration servers people were using. The results were interesting...
The original CI tool (if you don't count ye old cron job) came in first with a wopping 35% for CruiseControl. Hudson and Continuum where neck-and-neck, with 14% for Hudson and 13% for Continuum.