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Agile Friday: "Ten-Minute Build" Now Online

30 Jul, 2010

This week's excerpt from The Art of Agile Development is Ten-Minute Build.

These days, my favorite build tool is Rake. I like to create multiple batch files or shell scripts for running Rake: dev, for building and testing on the local machine; repo, for manipulating the version control repository; and deploy, for shipping iteration and production releases. Each script gets its own Rake file, and then I take advantage of Rake's Ruby underpinnings to put code common to the various rakefiles in shared Ruby classes.

Next week's excerpt: something from the Planning chapter. Voting is back to normal this week, so please speak up for your choice in the comments. Here are your choices: