In part one we looked at using MSBuild in a general sense. Part 2 we apply that knowledge to a specific continuous integration server, namely Jenkins. We choose Jenkins because it is an open source project that supports a wide variety of projects, making it ideal for heterogeneous environments.
In this first of a two-part series, Mustafa Saeed Haji Ali looks at implementing a continuous integration system using MSBuild. Part two will how to integrate this into Jenkins, an extendable continuous integration server with support for a wide variety of operating systems and programming languages.
InfoQ recently had an exclusive interview with Microsoft's Jason Zander to discuss the latest release of Visual Studio and the state of the project as a whole. The wide ranging talk covered everything from C99/C+11 standards compliance plans, to cross-platform support and how Microsoft tries to balance the needs of corporate developers with those of smaller, independent users.
Laila Lotfi explains how using automated error reporting results in greater customer trust, higher renewal rates, lower maintenance costs, and fewer opportunities for the competition. 2
Manually testing mobile apps slows down development, leaves a huge margin for error, and ultimately lowers the team’s ability to release quality software. Dan Bartow hopes to offer something better.
While other DVCS systems were designed for the needs of the Linux open source community, PlasticSCM addresses the problems facing enterprise software developers, especially those using .NET. 1
Mustafa Saeed Haji Ali demonstrates how to automate black-box acceptance and functional tests using SpecFlow. 4
This article reviews several modern movements such as Unstructured BPM, Social BPM, Dynamic BPM, and ACM. The article concludes with a generic method that allows switching between BPM and ACM. 7
If you want to help your business you shouldn’t move to “the cloud”. You should make sure your App Delivery Lifecycle is revolutionized! 6
This article explores things people can do from within their code to make their lives, and the lives of anyone else who has to administer or maintain their application, easier. 5