A lively debate is underway among the folks at ThoughtWorks... Starting with Dr. Jim Webber, noted author and ThoughtWorks' top SOA consultant, coining the term: Agile athiest. Does the rise of "Agile religion" signal that the moment has arrived to retire the "Agile" label?
The team behind CruiseControl.Net has released version 1.1. CrusieControl.Net provides continuous integration capabilities for .NET developers. A cornerstone of Agile development, continuous integration is used to ensure that team members stay in sync and the integration issues are discovered early. This marks the first major release of CuriseControl.Net in nearly a year.
Jay Fields of ThoughtWorks describes his team's continuous integration setup.
"We are not for sale; we are not closing our doors," ThoughtWorks told InfoQ. For the last 3 years TW has been in negotiations in and out of court over $43M owed to Schroder Venture Partners. Rumours circulated over the weekend that TW would have to sell itself after a Dow Jones article claimed that a recent court order 'forced' TW to repay Schroder.
Buildix version 1.1, released today, provides teams with rapid and straightforward setup of a complete Agile Java development environment, including Continuous Integration, Source Control, a Wiki and a Bug-Tracker. The Thoughtworks developers who created it call it "an Agile development platform on a disk".