Continuous Integration In The Cloud Final (1)

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Continuous integration of cloud based applications using a combination of technologies: Visual Force, Apex, Selenium, Jenkins, Ant, & YUI test framework

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  • Continuous Integration In The Cloud Final (1)

    1. 1. Continuous Integration in the Cloud<br />Conference Track: Developer<br />James Hatton & Alexis Williams<br />
    2. 2. James Hatton<br />Senior Member of Technical Staff<br />
    3. 3. Safe Harbor<br />Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:<br />This presentation may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. If any such uncertainties materialize or if any of the assumptions proves incorrect, the results of salesforce.com, inc. could differ materially from the results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements we make. All statements other than statements of historical fact could be deemed forward-looking, including any projections of product or service availability, subscriber growth, earnings, revenues, or other financial items and any statements regarding strategies or plans of management for future operations, statements of belief, any statements concerning new, planned, or upgraded services or technology developments and customer contracts or use of our services.<br />The risks and uncertainties referred to above include – but are not limited to – risks associated with developing and delivering new functionality for our service, new products and services, our new business model, our past operating losses, possible fluctuations in our operating results and rate of growth, interruptions or delays in our Web hosting, breach of our security measures, the outcome of intellectual property and other litigation, risks associated with possible mergers and acquisitions, the immature market in which we operate, our relatively limited operating history, our ability to expand, retain, and motivate our employees and manage our growth, new releases of our service and successful customer deployment, our limited history reselling non-salesforce.com products, and utilization and selling to larger enterprise customers. Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of salesforce.com, inc. is included in our annual report on Form 10-Q for the most recent fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2011. This documents and others containing important disclosures are available on the SEC Filings section of the Investor Information section of our Web site.<br />Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other presentations, press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase our services should make the purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com, inc. assumes no obligation and does not intend to update these forward-looking statements.<br />
    4. 4. Agenda<br />What is Continuous Integration and why do I need it?<br />How do I set it up?<br />How do I extend it to meet my needs in the future?<br />
    5. 5. Question<br />Are you using a form of source control such as Subversion, CVS, Perforce etc?<br />
    6. 6. Human’s are not good at boring tasks<br />
    7. 7. Running tests is boring<br />So Running tests manually is boring and you forget.<br />Tests break and you don’t know which change broke what.<br />The longer it takes your to discover a test failure the longer it will take to find the root cause and fix it.<br />So if your too bored to run the tests who will?<br />An Intern? The pointy haired boss? Or… <br />
    8. 8. A Robot!<br />
    9. 9. Think friendly Robot<br />
    10. 10. Not <br />
    11. 11. Your Development Cycle: <br /><ul><li>Multiple team members check in code to your version control system
    12. 12. Have a robot integrate your team’s changes and run your tests to make sure they are compatible.
    13. 13. If they are compatible release the changes to a test org
    14. 14. If they are not compatible and tests fail alert the person who broke the tests and optionally the team. </li></li></ul><li>O.K I’m interested. <br /><ul><li>Most popular Continuous Integration server in use today is called “Jenkins”.
    15. 15. Open Source with a rich set of plugin’s available to extend it’s functionality.
    16. 16. They went with the “butler” metaphor instead of “robots” in their Logo but otherwise I recommend it</li></li></ul><li>Moving Parts <br />Source Control Repository (Subversion, CVS, perforce etc)<br />force.com migration tool<br />Email Notification<br />
    17. 17. Lets go Shopping<br />We need to download the following:<br />Java JDK http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java<br />Apache Ant http://ant.apache.org<br />Force.com Migration tool (via the Setup menu)<br />Jenkins http://jenkins-ci.org/<br />
    18. 18. What’s with all this software?<br />You came to the cloud to get away from installing software. <br />The good news is your actual tests will execute in the cloud using salesforce.com servers for the heavy lifting.<br />No need for a beefy build server<br />Proof: Win XP VM with 1 GB RAM<br />
    19. 19. DEMO 1<br />Configuring Jenkins<br />
    20. 20. Alexis Williams<br />Senior Member of Technical Staff<br />
    21. 21. Java Script & VF<br />Who use’s Java script in their visual force pages: frameworks, home grown, or combinations?<br />Who’s ever had an error in their Java script?<br />How was it found: QA, you, or a customer?<br />
    22. 22. Java Script Testing with YUI Test<br />Handles: dependencies upon page events<br />Execution types: synchronous & asynchronous <br />Simulation of actions: mouse & keyboard<br />
    23. 23. YUI Test – Test Case & Test Method<br />
    24. 24. Enter The YUI Tests & Visual Force<br />Harness the power of YUI Test on a VF page<br />
    25. 25. Selenium to the Rescue<br />Selenium IDE – Firefox add on that allows you to easily create, run, & export test cases with test methods<br />Selenium RC Server – Server that allows you to run your Selenium tests especially once they’ve been converted to Java or another language<br />
    26. 26. Selenium IDE<br />
    27. 27. Selenium & Eclipse & Selenium RC Server<br />Copy & paste the primer code from the IDE <br />
    28. 28. The Whole Enchilada <br />
    29. 29. DEMO 2<br />Jenkins Advanced<br />YUI Tests<br />Selenium (IDE / RC)<br />Ant<br />
    30. 30. Resources<br />http://jenkins-ci.org/<br />http://seleniumhq.org/<br />http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/3/test/<br />http://ant.apache.org/<br />http://maven.apache.org/<br />http://git-scm.com/<br />http://www.perforce.com/<br />
    31. 31. Questions?Now or on the Chatter Feed…<br />
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