Chapter 11. Continuous integration tools
Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.
Michael J. Gelb
This chapter covers
- Practicing continuous integration
- Introduction to CruiseControl
- Introduction to Hudson
In the two previous chapters we described ways to execute our tests automatically by using tools such as Ant and Maven. Our tests were then triggered by the build. Now it’s time to go to the next level: automatically executing the build and the tests at a regular interval by using some other popular tools. In this chapter we introduce the paradigm of continuous integration and show you how to schedule your project to be built automatically in a certain timeframe.
11.1. A taste of continuous integration