04 Nov 04

Project Automation On the Mac

Mike Clark posts the slides from his automation talk at the O’Reilly Mac OS X Conference.
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03 Nov 04

Blogging Your Build

Simon Brown describes how to automatically publish the results of your build process to a project blog for everyone to see.
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29 Oct 04

CruiseControl 2.2 Released

The latest release of the CruiseControl includes a number of new features and squashes known bugs.
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16 Oct 04

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lava lamps are visual feedback devices. But what if you can’t see your project’s lamps because they’re connected to a build machine that’s halfway around the world?
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12 Oct 04

Boiling .NET Code

Curtis Olson contributed this story about how to control lava lamps from CruiseControl.NET.
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04 Oct 04

Xcode On CruiseControl

CruiseControl is for building Java projects, right? Not so fast. This article describes how to put Xcode projects—Cocoa, Objective-C, and Java projects—on CruiseControl.
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30 Sep 04

Monitoring .NET Applications with WMI

Here’s a resource for the .NET folks out there that explains how to use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to string trip wires in your .NET application.
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25 Sep 04

NSIS 2.01 Released

The latest release of the NSIS installer/uninstaller lets you create continuous builds of Windows applications on a *nix server.
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24 Sep 04

Builds In Surround Sound

Ah, it’s Friday—the end of another long week slaving behind a hot keyboard. Here’s a fun story of how one project has spiced up their build process to play success and failure sounds.
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22 Sep 04

One Build File, Many Deployment Environments

Daniel Frey sent in this report describing how he uses Ant’s immutable properties and code generation to build a J2EE application for any given deployment environment at the push of a button.
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19 Sep 04

Programs That Growl

Growl is a central notification system for Mac OS X that makes it easy to send notifications from your applications that get displayed on the screen.
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18 Sep 04

Upcoming Project Automation Talks

Mike Clark is scheduled to speak on Pragmatic Project Automation at several upcoming venues. Here’s the current schedule.
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17 Sep 04

Tracking Projects by the Dashboard Lights

Check out this insightful article describing how one team uses automation—powered by Ruby and Java—to keep a large, geographically distributed Java project on track.
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14 Sep 04

Programming Ruby 2 Available For Pre-Order

The book Programming Ruby 2 (aka the PickAxe book) is now available for pre-order. It’s a great way to get started using Ruby for your automation needs.
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14 Sep 04

Quartz Quick Start

A quick-start tutorial for scheduling jobs with Quartz, an open source job scheduling system written in Java.
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