Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
For any software developer who has spent days in “integration hell,” cobbling together myriad software components, Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk illustrates how to transform integration from a necessary evil into an everyday part of the development process. The key, as the authors show, is to integrate regularly and often using continuous integration (CI) practices and techniques.
The authors first examine the concept of CI and its practices from the ground up and then move on to explore other effective processes performed by CI systems, such as database integration, testing, inspection, deployment, and feedback. Through more than forty CI-related practices using application examples in different languages, readers learn that CI leads to more rapid software development, produces deployable software at every step in the development lifecycle, and reduces the time between defect introduction and detection, saving time and lowering costs. With successful implementation of CI, developers reduce risks and repetitive manual processes, and teams receive better project visibility.
The book covers
- How to make integration a “non-event” on your software development projects
- How to reduce the amount of repetitive processes you perform when building your software
- Practices and techniques for using CI effectively with your teams
- Reducing the risks of late defect discovery, low-quality software, lack of visibility, and lack of deployable software
- Assessments of different CI servers and related tools on the market
The book’s companion Web site, www.integratebutton.com, provides updates and code examples.
About the Author
Paul Duvall is the CEO of Stelligent, a firm that helps clients create production-ready software every day. A featured speaker at many leading software conferences, he has worked in virtually every role on software projects: developer, project manager, architect, and tester. He is the principal author of Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk (Addison-Wesley, 2007), a 2008 Jolt Award Winner. Paul contributed to the UML 2 Toolkit (Wiley, 2003), writes a series for IBM developerWorks called Automation for the people, and contributed a chapter to No Fluff Just Stuff Anthology: The 2007 Edition (Pragmatic Programmers, 2007). He is passionate about automating software development and release processes and actively blogs on IntegrateButton.com and TestEarly.com.
Stephen M. Matyas III is vice president of AutomateIT, a service branch of 5AM Solutions. He has a varied background in applied software engineering, with much of his professional, hands-on experience being in the areas of enterprise Java and custom software development and services.
Andrew Glover, president of Stelligent Incorporated, is a frequent speaker at conferences throughout North America, as well as author and coauthor of many books and online articles.
- ASIN : 0321336380
- Publisher : Addison-Wesley Professional; 1st edition (June 29, 2007)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9780321336385
- ISBN-13 : 978-0321336385
- Item Weight : 1.15 pounds
- Dimensions : 7 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #658,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With those points in mind, the general guidelines provided and example situations were useful to me. I do not regret the purchase.
It was tough to give it 4 stars, when it really deserves 5 for the quality of information. The reason I give it 4, is because things are repeated way too much. For example ("CI is great because you can do this, this, and this"), couple pages later ("CI is great because you can do "this", "this" and "this"). I found this a bit annoying being told the same thing again and again.
The reader must have some pre-requisites, like knowing about version control tools and the whole deploying process.