With Hudson driving builds from the top; Git, Gerrit, Maven, and Tycho in the middle; and Mylyn controlling the pieces from the developer's desktop, The Eclipse Foundation provides an impressive stack of technologies for building software. All this great technology combined with governance, intellectual property management, architectural guidance, and coordination via the simultaneous release, combine to deliver an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution that is the envy of other open source projects and IT departments around the globe.
State of the art application development tool stacks often include a variety of ALM systems that are disconnected from each other and lack integration with tools typically used by developers. For tasks, Eclipse Mylyn already streamlines workflow by providing first-class integration with the IDE. The Mylyn project restructuring now enables the same integrated workflows for code reviews, builds and version control systems like Git. For example, a developer can use the Mylyn Task List to track a Bugzilla requirement.
Alice looking at some code: Hey, why is this thing designed this way ? It looks way more twisted than necessary
Bob: Just check the design documents.
The facts: documentation update is a burden, so developers do not write doc
When developers make a modification on the code, how many of them has the time to browse through the hundred of pages of documentation just to find where to document the changes, and check the whole doc consistency afterward ?
Nowadays, code reviews have become an integral part of application development and life cycle management. Based on a framework developed under the Mylyn umbrella, Review for Eclipse (R4E) is an Eclipse review tool that is powerful, yet intuitive to use and very flexible. It can be used to perform efficient code and model reviews across many different development environments.
Hudson CI server is often used merely as an automated build system and to run tests. But is it at the heart of your agile approach to development? Is it providing the fast, self-testing, automated feedback to your development team that increases their ownership of the code and decreases the time it takes for bugs to be discovered and new features to be available to the whole team? Are you overwhelmed by the range and diversity of the plugins available and which will be most effective for your project?
Continuous Integration should be the cornerstone of your development project. But have you embraced it yet? Whether you are working on an Eclipse project, in an enterprise development team, behind a firewall or in the cloud or just interested in the buzz around CI then this tutorial is for you.
Using a mix of short overviews and hands-on exercises developers will gain first hand experience from Hudson experts on setting up Hudson for managed and non-managed Master-slave configuration and preparing Hudson for a cloud environment using Active slaves.