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Chapter 8: Integrating Automation into Your Development Process

Chapter 8 Integrating Automation into Your Development Process

Chapter contents

  • Introduction 136
  • Continuous Integration 138
  • Build Process 142
  • Metrics 143
  • Automation Tools 149

Introduction

If we believed promises made in the 1950s, we’d have jet cars and all our redundant work would be automated by now, leaving people free to concentrate on the real work of thinking. It hasn’t happened yet.

Software Configuration Management positions still exist in the software development industry, and while those employees use tools to track changes, their work has not been automated. It is not a surprise to find a master spreadsheet maintained by hand to track changes or scripts run by hand to pull a list of check-ins from source control. With a manual approach, because it is overwhelming to track which unit tests have succeeded or failed, the focus is typically on larger integration testing, which is done manually by a QA resource.


  

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