Over the past week I’ve been working pretty hard on getting Hudson, our continuous integration software, integrated with all the tools and code we have. It’s been a little bit of an up hill struggle and a steep learning curve in some areas but all in all things seem to be going well.
So far we’ve integrated Bugzilla (Bug tracking), SVN (Code Repository), TestNG with the ReportNG addon (Unit Testing), ANT (Build Tool) and Java compiling / Javadoc (Documentation) into Hudson. These are very important tools to us and we will be adding more useful things to Hudson over the coming weeks. The initial effort to integrated all your tools may seem expensive in regards to time but once things are together it provides a very seamless way of working (not to mention the satisfying feeling!). When we commit our code we know it’s going to be bombarded by the unit tests and recording code coverage metrics along with static byte code analysis, to pick up common coding issues, for our use to ensure we can provide the best games we can. It’ll refine our way of working and ultimately speed our development up.
All in all I’d say these are exciting times!