Great Lakes Software Excellence Conference - I'll Be There

posted on 11/07/07 at 08:39:03 pm by Joel Ross

And not only that, but I'll be presenting on Continuous Integration:

The next release is looming in the distance, and you’re responsible for integrating the changes for all of the developers on the team. Last time, it took all day just to get it to compile. There’s got to be a better way! In this day and age of Agile software development, release cycles are getting shorter and shorter. As the build cycle gets squished, it’s imperative that a team doesn’t waste days at a time creating a build. Using Continuous Integration, development teams can “feel the pulse” of their project and be sure that builds aren’t a major headache. In this session, we’ll look at how a team can use continuous integration to enable quicker and easier builds, garner faster end user feedback, perform automated testing, and make deployments faster. Then we’ll dig into some of the common tools used to make continuous integration possible, followed by a demonstration of creating a simple, extendable build process.

I wrote that description back in July, and then the actual presentation a couple of months after that. Luckily, the presentation follows the description fairly closely!

Since this is a brand new presentation, I did a "dry run" at NuSoft this past Monday, asking for feedback on anything that wasn't clear or didn't come across very well. I got a few tips, but for the most part, they thought it was good, so I feel pretty confident going into tomorrow.

I'll be posting the materials tomorrow or Friday, so if you're interested in what I did, feel free to take a look. And if you're going to be at the conference, leave a comment.

Well, now I'm off to run through the presentation one last time!

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