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Beautiful Builds - Roy Osherove at Microsoft Swit


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Roy Osherove speaks at Microsoft SWIT conference in Ukraine about build patterns, build tools, continuous integration, continuous delivery, and how to make it all work.

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  • 1. BeautifulBuilds@RoyOsheroveBouvet
  • 2. @RoyOsheroveBouvet
  • 3. Release Compilation
  • 4. Why do we have builds?• Code Compilation• Functionality Compilation• Deployment Compilation• Feedback
  • 5. Builds and tests are made to be broken
  • 6. What’s beautiful?• See flow• Ease of change• Coherent
  • 7. Recommendations• Use the right tools for build and CI• Use the right patterns to allow extra benefits
  • 8. Part of a Build Process• Build Script/editor• Build Server / CI Server• Build Environments
  • 9. What’s the difference?• Automated Build (what to do)• Continuous Integration (when to do it)
  • 10. Declarative• [Ant, nant,msbuild] (• [Automake] (• [Boost Build] (• [Cmake] (• [Make] (• [Ocamlbuild] (• [Omake] (• [Qmake] (• [Rake] (• [SCons] (• [Waf] (
  • 11. Xml Build Scripts (Ant) - declarative
  • 12. Procedural• FinalBuilder• Visual build pro• Batch files• Powersell scripts
  • 13. Build Scripts (Bat)Procedural
  • 14. Domain SpecificLanguage BuildScripts (Rake)declarative
  • 15. Visual Build Scripts (FinalBuilder)
  • 16. Which one?• Visual editing allows seeing FLOW• Easy to update and change by newbies• Easy to debug• FinalBuilder or Visual Build Pro on windows• Rake on linux or mac
  • 17. The Right CI Tools
  • 18. TeamCity
  • 19. Jenkins
  • 20. CruiseControl
  • 21. Hudson
  • 22. Many others. Which one?• TFS? TeamCity?• Support build agents• Support amazon ec2 auto scaling agents• Easy to setup and maintain• Free for a small team• TeamCity is awesome
  • 23. But some CI servers support buildactions too!
  • 24. Hardware• Build Machine (with teamcity)– + agent machines (optional)• Test Machine• Staging Machine• Production Machine• This can all be in the cloud (EC2 is wonderful)
  • 25. Build Configurations• Continuous Integration Build• Slow Build (nightly, optional)• Deploy to test servers• Deploy to staging servers (optional)• Deploy to production
  • 26. Build Script Injection• Allow version aware builds• Build scripts are part of source control• Build configurations on the CI server are dumbtriggers
  • 27. Fill In The Blanks• Build Script uses placeholders for systemrelated knowledge• Placeholders are filled from environmentvariables or other types of parameters to thecommand line• These variables are SET by the BuildConfiguration on the CI server
  • 28. Location Agnostic Scripts
  • 29. Extract Script
  • 30. Build Chain TriggersTriggered by checkinTriggered by end of previousManualManual
  • 31. Slow BuildsDo XDo X + YDo X + Y + ZDo X + y + Z + N
  • 32. Cumulative, Fast BuildsDo XDo YDo ZDo N
  • 33. How Fast?
  • 34. Shipping Skeleton• Start by releasing• Deploy a hello world empty skeleton• Then fill out the product• Continue adding small build features as you goalong
  • 35. More
  • 36. Short Song?
  • 37. This is a test line
  • 38. It looks like you’re doing just fine
  • 39. The was a bomb in the kiev airline
  • 40. The build songWhy this song?
  • 41. Every build you break• Refactoring you make• Every mock you fake• You little snake• I’ll be watching you
  • 42. • Every stand up meeting• I believe you’re cheating• Every unit test• Pains my chest• I’ll be stopping you
  • 43. • Oh can’t you see?• This is scaring me• Every time we deliver• I begin to shiver
  • 44. • When you say “transparent”• My fear is apparent• ‘Hide reality’• Is my mentality• I’ll be stopping you
  • 45. • Oh can’t you see• I would rather ski• Dealing with this change• Is gonna feel so strange
  • 46. • Every build you break…
  • 47.