Sunday, 9 September 2012

In Your Face Build Alerts With Jinkies

I'm pleased to be presenting at this month's Energized Work Tek Talk on Wednesday the 12th September. During the session I'll discuss why I think audible build alerts are important and introduce Jinkies - an open source application for screaming at you when your build breaks and whispering sweet nothings when you fix it. I'll talk about our decision to develop the web interface on a set of RESTful services and how we implemented this in Grails. I'll take you through how our automated tests use Betamax to stub REST responses, and Cucumber for BDD. I'll also discuss the mistakes we made and what we'd do differently next time.

The session has already sold out, but it's not uncommon to have spaces open up last minute so it's still worth registering if you'd like to come.

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