Enterprise Build And Test In The Cloud
ApacheCon EU 2009 Amsterdam
Building and testing software can be a time and resource consuming task. Cloud computing / on demand services like Amazon EC2 allow a cost-effective way to scale applications, and applied to building and testing software can reduce the time needed to find and correct problems, meaning a reduction also in time and costs. Properly configuring your build tools (Maven, Ant,...), continuous integration servers (Continuum, Cruise Control,...), and testing tools (TestNG, Selenium,...) can allow you to run all the build/testing process in a cloud environment, simulating high load environments, distributing long running tests to reduce their execution time, using different environments for client or server applications,... and in the case of on-demand services like Amazon EC2, pay only for the time you use it. In this presentation we will introduce a development process and architecture using popular open source tools for the build and test process such as Apache Maven or Ant for building, Apache Continuum as continuous integration server, TestNG and Selenium for testing, and how to configure them to achieve the best results and performance in several typical use cases (long running testing processes, different client platforms,...) by using he Amazon Elastic Computing Cloud EC2, and therefore reducing time and costs compared to other solutions.