ATL ALT.NET: Continuous Integration opts for .NET at T. Man Tav Wed 10/29 7PM

Hello everyone,
I hope you are doing well. We had a great discussion on MVC and REST last time. A lot of people are interested in continuous integration, so let's make our next conversation be about that.

Main Topic: Continuous Integration

"The practice of continuous integration represents a fundamental shift in the process of building software. It takes integration, commonly an infrequent and painful exercise, and makes it a simple, core part of a developer's daily activities. Integrating continuously makes integration a part of the natural rhythm of coding, an integral part of the test-code-refactor cycle. Continuous integration is about progressing steadily forward by taking small steps."

When & Where:
Wed, Oct 29th 7 PM - 9:30 PM
Thinking Man Tavern
537 W Howard Ave
Decatur, GA 30030 [masked]

Please come ready to buy food and drinks (beer or soft drink) from Thinking Man Tavern so we can be good patrons to them. Thank you!

Agenda:

07:00 - 08:00: Dinner, drinks, and open discussion
08:00 - 09:30: Focused discussion: Continuous Integration options for .NET projects.

Required Background Reading:
Please come prepared to discuss the topic. You do not have to be an expert or already be working with C.I. as this meetup is meant to help each other learn. However, we want everyone involved in the discussion, so please commit to reading the background material before attending.

Martin Fowler's original paper: http://martinfowler.c...

CruiseControl.NET Homa Page: http://confluence.pub...

Recent Dr. Dobbs Article on Extending Continuous Integration into Application Lifecycle Management:
http://www.ddj.com/cp...

Article about CI support in VS 2008:
http://dotnet.sys-con...

Related Resources:

Book: "Continuous Integration: Improving Software Quality and Reducing Risk": http://www.amazon.com...

Book: "Code Leader" Covers setting up CruiseControl.NET and other .NET tools for continuous integration: http://www.amazon.com...


Hope to see you there,
take care,
Josh [masked]

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