SoftFab: Orchestrating build and test execution

  • Posted on: 11 April 2019
  • By: mth
Maarten ter Huurne
Track 3 (right)

Modern software development is much more than writing code. There are a lot of auxiliary processes to build, test and package software that ensure it is usable by other people than the developers. Recently released as open source, SoftFab is a tool that ties together all these auxiliary processes and allows you to control and review them through a web interface.

SoftFab can be used for Continuous Integration, where short test cycles are kicked off whenever something is committed to a version control repository. But it can also be used to schedule longer test cycles or do ad-hoc tests when finding and fixing a bug. It is particularly suited for dealing with unique setups or hardware that require some processes to run in dedicated places.

In this talk I will demonstrate how you can model build and test execution and give some practical tips, so even if you don't plan to adopt SoftFab you will likely learn something useful.

11:00 - 12:00 hrs
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