Monitoring Software Quality With Continuous Integration by Andrew Glover

Sponsored by
Stelligent

ABSTRACT:  Monitoring Software Quality With Continuous Integration
The practice of continuous integration facilitates early visibility into the development process by regularly conducting software builds, thus integrating disparate software pieces earlier than later, which often times minimizes the interval between when a defect is coded and when it is discovered. Given the automated nature of continuous integration spawned builds, software teams can now start to look at their build process as something more useful than a simple compile and test process.

The practice of continuous integration facilitates early visibility into the development process by regularly conducting software builds, thus integrating disparate software pieces earlier than later, which often times minimizes the interval between when a defect is coded and when it is discovered. Given the automated nature of continuous integration spawned builds, software teams can now start to look at their build process as something more useful than a simple compile and test process. Builds can be augmented with a series of Software Inspectors, which report on various aspects of software quality, such as code complexity, code duplication and code dependences to name a few. In this presentation, attendees will learn about the practice of continuous integration and the available CI tools for Java. Furthermore, Software Inspectors will be examined and attendees will learn how to interpret the data they provide and how to take actionable items based upon that data.

SPEAKER BIO:  Andrew Glover
GloverAndrew Glover is the President of Stelligent Incorporated, which helps companies address software quality with effective developer testing strategies and continuous integration techniques that enable teams to monitor code quality early and often.

Andrew was the founder of Vanward Technologies, which was acquired by JNetDirect in 2005. He is the co-author of Addison Wesley’s “Continuous Integration”, Manning’s “Groovy in Action” and “Java Testing Patterns”. He is an author for multiple online publications including IBM’s developerWorks and Oreilly’s ONJava and ONLamp portals. He actively blogs about software quality at thediscoblog.com and testearly.com.

MEETING SLIDES:
Continuous Integration PDF

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