Today we’ve started setting up a continuous integration server.
For me this was a must have for the server side team and as the new Team Leader this is my first game changing take.
In our weekly meeting’s we’ve started talking about solutions, products, advantages and disadvantages of continuous integration. The advantages were obvious and well documented all around the web, so we turned to products : teamcity and CruiseControl .
Today we’ve started setting up a machine with teamcity. All the posts that i saw, all the tweet’s , pointed tho that being the best option. So for us (integration with Subversion, 20 build configurations, up to 3 build agents, free) it was the best option.
The setup was quite easy and very straight forward, authentication is integrated with active directory and sql server 2008 R2 is the external database.
Tomorrow we’ll start testing the build steps…