Very important advice for using CruiseControl.Net

One of the very valuable features of CruiseControl.Net is the CCTray client that sits in your system tray and gives both visual and audio confirmations of build status.  Remember to rotate those sound files every so often because they’ll get awfully old.  My colleague has had Darth Vader intoning “Impressive” after each successful build for better than 9 months now and it’s not that cute anymore.  Do a service to yourself and rotate your CCTray sounds.  Just for fun mine at the moment is:



  • Success – “Yeah, baby!” from Austin Powers.  Gonna get old real quick though

  • Failure – “Freakin’ Idiot” from Napolean Dynamite

  • Fixed – “It’s a 106 miles… and we’re wearing sunglasses”

  • Still Broken - “Miss it Noonan!  Mmmmmiss!”

I’ve already been through Simpsons sounds, Star Wars quotes, “No Soup for You!,” Army of Darkness quotes, Ferris Bueller, and even Big Trouble in Little China this year.

About Jeremy Miller

Jeremy is the Chief Software Architect at Dovetail Software, the coolest ISV in Austin. Jeremy began his IT career writing "Shadow IT" applications to automate his engineering documentation, then wandered into software development because it looked like more fun. Jeremy is the author of the open source StructureMap tool for Dependency Injection with .Net, StoryTeller for supercharged acceptance testing in .Net, and one of the principal developers behind FubuMVC. Jeremy's thoughts on all things software can be found at The Shade Tree Developer at http://codebetter.com/jeremymiller.
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  • Chris

    Hmm. I’ve been using Homer’s “Doh” for about two years and it hasn’t stopped being funny yet.

  • http://grahamis.com/ Josh Graham

    After a stint in our Sydney office and many a session listening to SNL skits (All Things Scottish and Celebrity Jeopardy being the favs), my fellow ThoughWorker, Simon, has decided to use “Welcome to all things Scottish, where if it’s not Scottish, it’s CRAP!” as the failure sound in a project back in Ol’ Blighty.

    Pity is, it’s so funny, developers are breaking the build on purpose :)

  • http://codebetter.com/blogs/darrell.norton/ Darrell Norton

    This is my boomstick!