February 23 - Keynote titled OSGi in the Enterprise: Agility, Modularity, and Architecture’s Paradox
March 22 - 25 - Tutorial on Modular Architecture
June 14 - 17 - Sessions titled Turtles and Architecture and Patterns of Modular Architecture
July 26 - 30 - Two sessions on rich mobile applications and one on agile development. Half day tutorial on software process improvement.
Right on. I just won a Best Buy drawing worth $1000. Either that or I won a shiny new virus by clicking the link. Hmm...what to do. 2012-08-29
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In browsing through some of the articles I’ve written, I stumbled across Benefits of the Build, which was published in the March 2005 issue of Software Development Magazine. SD Magazine was rolled into Dr. Dobb’s a while back, but I found the article is still on-line, and still very relevant. That article also forms the foundation of a very successful talk I’ve given at various conferences.
I’m continually amazed by the number of development teams that don’t practice continuous integration. IMHO, it’s the most important technical practice you can employ, assuming you leverage the fact that you’ve got a functional product. I’d highly recommend that any team start today.
Since the time I wrote that article, I’ve learned a lot and developed a stronger sense of what it takes to employ a successful continuous integration strategy. Here are a few guiding principles and rules that help maximize the benefits of the build.
The image is a wordle of the text in Benefits of the Build.