07 Aug 04

Listening To Complex Systems

Pragmatic Programming relies on feedback, but it can be difficult to monitor in complex environments (e.g., fighter pilots, network administrators, software developers). A sonic ecology can leverage peripheral hearing to provide information-rich monitoring without distracting you.
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29 Jul 04

Staking Out File Changes

Want your computer to automatically run a command whenever a file changes? No problem. Michael McCracken got tired of running his unit tests when his source files changed, so he wrote the stakeout program. Inspired by that work, I wrote a quickie Ruby script that keeps an eye on files for you.
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27 Jul 04

Tuning In

Tune your favorite RSS reader in to the PragmaticAutomation.com RSS feed and let your computer deliver fresh automation goodies right to your desktop!
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21 Jul 04

Pragmatic Project Automation Template

Create your very own pragmatic project—directory structure, Ant build file, CruiseControl configuration files, etc.—using the Pragmatic Project Automation template. This Megg template will get you up and running in no time.
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13 Jul 04

What's Your SMS Email Address?

Want to sneak out of the office for an afternoon at the beach, but you need to know if a scheduled build fails or an application crashes? No problem. Here’s how to find your cell phone or pager’s SMS email address to plug in to the examples in the book.
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13 Jul 04

Pragmatic Project Automation Excerpts Available

Pragmatic Project Automation has gone to the printers! It will be available for purchase on or about July 19th. But there’s no need to delay getting started. Three chapter excerpts are now available for download.
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13 Jul 04

CruiseControl on a Large Scale

The CruiseControl continuous build framework can scale from the 2-person team just getting started to the 800-person team with millions of lines of Java code under their belts. Jared Richardson contributed this success story and an inside look at how CruiseControl was tailored for a very large project.
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13 Jul 04

Suggesting Content

Got project automation? Help your fellow programmers get off the treadmill by submitting your automation news, story, tool, tip, or trick.
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13 Jul 04

Masthead

What’s PragmaticAutomation.com all about? It’s a site dedicated to all things related to automating the dull, boring, tedious, and repetitive chores on your software project. The mission is simple: to free up your time to do more worthwhile—and challenging—stuff, such as writing quality code.
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