May 13, 2004

Excellent presentation on build systems

Enterprise Builds - I wish I could have been there for the actual presentation, really useful and practical information. (Some of the slides are a bit heavy though :-)

We're facing a lot of the same tasks right now -- not quite as distributed, but similar all the same. One part of this I hope to discuss more soon is in the database part of the equation. For large data-driven applications it can be a real pain to setup all the data necessary to support and run a scenario. We're developing a system at work to declare scenarios as additions or modifications to an existing known-good dataset and to load the data for these scenarios into a HSQL database for fast unit tests. We'll see how it works out...

His Distributed Agile Development presentation is a good read as well.

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