Kohsuke Kawaguchi discusses the future of Continuous Integration and Jenkins as they will be influenced by virtualization, cloud computing, DVCS and analysis software.
Kohsuke Kawaguchi worked for Sun Microsystems, Inc. for about 8 years, and then briefly worked for Oracle. He founded InfraDNA which joined forces with CloudBees. He has been involved in many open source projects, the most notable being Jenkins. You can follow Kohsuke on Twitter as @kohsukekawa.
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I've always been impressed by Jenkins low barrier to getting started and now my team have started using the master/slave setup for build and test servers, I'm even more impressed.
I'll get our guys to look at the dist/fork plugin - that looks interesting.
We will still need to run tests locally, just not all of them.
Latency could also be reduced by making tests run quickly.... Devs are always going to need to run tests locally for debugging purposes. So I'd like to see something like osgi/akka/scala in eclipse keeping my code built, and the actors/services/whatever always updated and running so that I can run a test at any time and get near immediate feedback.
Though I wouldn't run them all locally. :)