Month: December 2008

A Visit to the Buildomat

The latest episode in our continuing saga of slow browser builds and attempts to fix them was a visit from Ivan Moore, a jack-of-all-trades coder with one of many specialities in continuous integration, and the originator of a clever idea for solving our problem that I had totally failed to […]

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Recording VNC Session

Sometimes it’s handy to record a VNC session. For example when the remote machine is running an automated browser test and you want to see what exactly happened when a failure occurred. pyvnc2swf can record a VNC session and save it as a Flash file. 1. Install pyvnc2swf Fedora: yum […]

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I like Hudson

Recently I had to add some new tests to our continuous integration test system. I was dreading it given my previous experience with our CruiseControl setup. However, we have been trialling Hudson so this gave me an opportunity to try it out. And the verdict…..I like Hudson (kinda gave that […]

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Code Dojo VI

We held our 6th code dojo a few weeks ago and this time we decided to break the pattern and try something different. There are two documented types of code dojo. Prepared Kata where a presenter takes the participants through a worked solution to a problem. We’ve never tried this […]

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House Call From the Build Doctor

The Build Doctor came and had some pizza with us the other day to discuss our bleeding browser builds – they run and run and run some more, and the feedback is so slow that by the time they break we’ve no idea which of ten checkins is to blame. […]

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