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Choosing a Continuous Integration Server

In the first of a series of articles on continuous integration Paul Duvall compares three popular continuous integration servers, Continuum, CruiseControl, and Luntbuild. He mentions that there are a large number of commercial and open source CI servers currently available. Each has its pros and cons which makes picking one a difficult task. He recommends considering the following criteria:


  • Features
  • Reliability
  • Longevity
  • Target Environment
  • Ease of use

The article then walks through installing and running each CI server being compared. Paul provides different recommendations depending on your goals. He rates Continuum as the easiest to use. CruiseControl is the most extensible with a thriving user community. Luntbuild offers extended support options.

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