18 Continuous Integration Questions

Top .NET dog Roy Osherove just blogged some good questions about choosing a build automation or CI tool. This comes hot on the heels of his post about the difference between continuous build and continuous integration.

Here’s a few more questions:

  • If someone breaks the config, can I roll it back?
  • If not, can I secure it so that people can manage their own projects?
  • Can I use the tool to help release code as well as build/test/integrate?
  • Is there an ecosystem around the tool? (plugins, etc)
  • Can I trace artifacts of a build back to the original commit?
  • Is it platform agnostic (I won’t go back to the days of 3 ports of CruiseControl, thanks very much)

What would your questions be?

18 Questions to ask yourself when choosing continuous integration and build automation tools – ISerializable – Roy Osheroves Blog.

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