Do you know the difference between continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous deployment?

Probably every common agile developer has heard these terms. But have you ever thought about the difference between them. I have really been wondering about this question and after some investigation I would like to share all information on this topic i have gathered.

To be able to understand continuous deployment it can be helpful to define its predecessors first – continuous integration and continuous delivery. Continuous integration (CI) usually refers to integrating, building and testing code within an integration environment. It assumes frequent integration of developers code into a shared repository, at least once a day. This makes sure that the local version of every individual developer doesn’t differ too much. Weiterlesen

FLOW3 – Ein neuer David unter den Goliaths?

In den letzten Jahren hatte sich das Zend Framework – unter den PHP Frameworks – schon nahezu etabliert. Der Branchenprimus gehört in den meisten Firmen die irgendetwas mit PHP zu tun haben wohl schon mehr oder minder zum Standard-Techset. Da macht sich auf einmal ein immer größer werdender Hype um die zweite Version des Symfony Frameworks bemerkbar. Die finale Version 2.0 wurde nach 12 Preview Releases, 5 Beta Versions und 6 Release Candidates am 28. Juli 2011 veröffentlicht. Die Fangemeinde wächst kontinuierlich.

Da kam am 20. Oktober des selben Jahres ein völliger Neuling ans Licht der Welt: FLOW3, ein mit Typo3 assoziiertes Framework. Und auch dieses bringt natürlich ein paar neue/alte Buzzwords mit. Doch was steckt dahinter?


21.12. Agile Developer Skills (ADS)

Last week I had the chance to attend an Agile Developer Skills Workshop in Berlin.

The 3 day workshop is, next to a Scrum Master or PO Certification, a prerequisite for the Certified Scrum Developer, short CSD.

I was very excited about the ADS workshop and I found it an intersting approach to hold a workshop which focusses on developers rather than on the management side of scrum. Especially as in my experience all the other scrum workshops mainly concentrate on the rituals, artefacts and organisation of Scrum, without giving answers on how to develop high quality software.


Cinder now available at Mayflower Open Source Labs

Cinder is a plug-in for your eclipse-based IDE (eclipse, Zend Studio, etc.) to display results of your Continuous Integration environment right inside your IDE.

We just released version 0.1.6, which you can install via the Eclipse Update Manager and the URL, then activating it via "Window -> Show View -> Other -> Cinder".

If you haven’t heard of Cinder yet, here’s a short summary:

You open the XML file containing the errors and warnings of your build (for us that’s typically the PHP_CodeBrowser XML generated by a Hudson build) and get an overview of reports. Now you can sort them, categorize them and work on them in any order. Cinder can grab these files periodically if you make them available via http or on a filesystem.

A few screenshots:

The Cinder View after reading an XML file.

After selecting a warning the file is opened at the matching line.

Bug reports, ideas and feedback are welcome, please visit the github pageto tell us about your ideas.