Monthly Archives: February 2010

Jacksum – a java checksum utility – Introduction and usage

Jacksum, a java checksum utility Software Name : Jacksum Website : http://jacksum.net/en/index.html Version : 1.7.0 Jacksum is a platform independent checksum utility (written entirely in Java) for computing and verifying (integrity check) checksums, CRC and hashes (fingerprints). It supports 58 popular hash algorithms and a lot of unique features. The Jacksum is a freeware tool and… Read More »

Introduction of RFT(Rational Functional Testing)

Introduction of RFT(Rational Functional Testing) Functional Tester is available in two integrated development environments and two scripting languages. Functional Tester, Java™ Scripting uses the Java language and the IBM® Rational® Software Delivery Platform. Functional Tester, VB.NET Scripting uses the VB.NET language and the Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET development environment. Use Functional Tester to: Perform full… Read More »

Advance Features of Smart Build Tools

Table of Contents Agile Development Challenges Deployment Challenges Build Acceleration Challenges Integration with Elastic and Cloud Computing Workflow Management Reference:   Agile Development Challenges Two of the core principles of agile development are: “deliver working code frequently” and “working software is the primary measure of progress.” More and more teams, from ISVs to enterprise IT… Read More »

Installation and Configuration Guide: Bamboo

Bamboo is available in two ‘distributions’ — Standalone or EAR-WAR. The Standalone distribution is recommended (even for organisations with an existing application server environment). Standalone Installation Guide — Windows Download and Install Bamboo Standalone for Windows (Windows Installer) ·  Download Bamboo Standalone for Windows. Bamboo Standalone for Windows is available for download from the Bamboo… Read More »

Disadvantages of Bamboo – Bamboo Expert Review

Bamboo Disappointment Being a big fan of Atlassian’s Confluence and Jira, it was with much anticipation that installed Bamboo, the continuous integration (CI) engine they’ve released. Perhaps these high expectations led to my ultimate disappointment with Bamboo, but truly the features I’ve come to expect in a commercial CI product are nowhere to be found.… Read More »

Bamboo Vs TeamCity Vs CruiseControl – Continuous Integration Expert Review

Difference between Bamboo Vs TeamCity Vs CruiseControl TEAMCITY TC pre-tested commit is good. TC integrates to Visual Studio which is our main IDE. JetBrains are more focused on supporting .NET builds than Atlassian is, since JetBrains actually has .NET products so they use it internally. Support for .Net projects, as well as Java, in the… Read More »

Bamboo – A Continuous Integration Server – Complete Guide

Bamboo – A Continues Integration Server Continuous integration (CI) brings faster feedback to your development process, preventing bugs from piling up and reducing the risk of project delays. Bamboo enables development teams of any size to adopt CI in minutes, easily integrate it with their work day and scale their build farm using elastic resources… Read More »

Deployment Foundation Issues

Deployment Foundation Issues Establish Key Roles/Charter for Deployment The very first order of business is to firmly establish “who’s on first” for getting deployment done. Senior management is crucial at this point for making sure all their direct reports and managers are on board with this and that it comes from the top. I mention… Read More »

Why Worry About Versioning? – Versioning Complete guide

Why Worry About Versioning? Having a good version scheme for your software is important for several reasons. The following are the top five things a version scheme allows you to do (in random order): Track your product binaries to the original source files. Re-create a past build by having meaningful labels in your source tree.… Read More »

Build Management Recommendation – Build Management Guidance

Recommendation from Microsoft’s Software Configuration Management Best Practices Build Management Recommendation Recommendation for Defining a Build Define terms in your development process, and keep a glossary of them on an internal build Web page. If you like, standardize on the definitions in this chapter. Clean build your complete product at least once per week, or… Read More »