Save time by automating the way you build, deploy, and monitor Java applications
Source: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Developers have better things to do than piece together builds, follow checklists full of release commands, copy files around on servers, and monitor running programs. Fortunately, what with the global competition for development work heating up, automation can give you back some of your time so that you can be as productive as possible. Better still, automated procedures are accurate, consistent, and repeatable, and automation reduces the need for documentation, freeing your schedule even further. In this excerpt from Pragmatic Project Automation: How to Build, Deploy, and Monitor Java Applications, learn how automation can transform the way you build, deploy, and monitor Java applications. Not only will automation make your job easier, but it will also enable you to perform critical project procedures as often as you should. Coverage addresses the following questions:
- Types of automation (commanded automation, scheduled automation, and triggered automation)
- What you need to get started (version control, automated tests, scripting, and communication devices)
- Why should I automate something?
- When do I automate something?
- When should automation run?
Published: July 2004
Authors: Mike Clark
Chapter: Chapter 1: Introduction
Published by Pragmatic Bookshelf