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Jeremy’s Penultimate Law of Continuous Integration

Just to add to Laribee’s Final Rule of Continuous Integration about never going home with a broken build:

Do not leave your giant check in until just before quitting time.  The CI build will NEVER function correctly 5 minutes before quitting time.  The CI build will fail spectacularly if it catches the slightest whiff of “I’m in a hurry to leave.”

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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  • http://www.finty.sk seo

    subscribe to the view to the small errors

  • http://www.carltonnettleton.comblog Carlton

    …especially do not check-in code and leave the mess for someone else to clean up. In variably, your check-in will cause people to be late picking up their kids and that REALLY irks people.

  • http://www.blogcoward.com jdn

    This rule also applies if you are late to a lunch off-site.