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158532Re: [XP] Benefits of automated builds and continuous integration

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  • Limbu
    Feb 13, 2013
      Hi Adam,

      I am interested, how to write faster test in any programming language such as Java, C#, PHP etc. Can you recommend some resources please ?

      Thank you

      Regards and Metta,
      Bhagi

      --- In extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com, Adam Sroka wrote:
      >
      > What language(s) are you working in?
      >
      >
      > On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 8:39 AM, JackM wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Adam,
      > >
      > > I would appreciate if you could recommend some resources on how to write
      > > faster tests.
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > > jack
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In extremeprogramming@yahoogroups.com, Adam Sroka wrote:
      > > >
      > > > This is not the answer you want, but I think it is a bad idea for you to
      > > > stop delivering features to improve the build, and if I were your VP I
      > > > would not let you either.
      > > >
      > > > You need to build a culture of continually improving your automation to
      > > > make it faster and easier to use. Otherwise, you're going to be right
      > > back
      > > > where you are in a few months asking for another chance to stop and fix
      > > it.
      > > >
      > > > I suspect the tests you are writing are not really microtests, and that
      > > is
      > > > a big part of the problem. I could recommend some resources to help you
      > > > learn how to write faster tests if you'd like.
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > On Mon, Jan 28, 2013 at 5:32 PM, JackM wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > **
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > > Can anyone point me to some real numbers on the benefits of automating
      > > the
      > > > > builds and continuous integration.
      > > > >
      > > > > Perhaps there's a good white paper on this topic.
      > > > >
      > > > > I don't need to be convinced, but trying to make a case to our VP on
      > > doing
      > > > > this first rather than working on new features.
      > > > >
      > > > > We do have automated builds but the unit tests take forever to run and
      > > > > often times the build fails due to unit test failures.
      > > > >
      > > > > We want to make a substantial effort to get to builds in 12 hours from
      > > 3
      > > > > or 4 days.
      > > > >
      > > > > Just hard to quantify the benefits.
      > > > >
      > > > > Thanks
      > > > > jack
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > >
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      > > >
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