Continuous Integration in .NET

CI in .NET

My last review on DZone.

At the end, I can only confirm the great value of this work, not only for the variety of tools discussed, but mainly for the super fast effectiveness of setup procedures, that give us the opportunity to make things work during the reading.

If you wanna do CI in .NET, don’t look further: this is “The Book”.

via Continuous Integration in .NET | Book Zone.

Book: Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#

With the award-winning book Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices, Robert C. Martin helped bring Agile principles to tens of thousands of Java and C++ programmers. Now .NET programmers have a definitive guide to agile methods with this completely updated volume from Robert C. Martin and Micah Martin, Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C#.

This book presents a series of case studies illustrating the fundamentals of Agile development and Agile design, and moves quickly from UML models to real C# code. The introductory chapters lay out the basics of the agile movement, while the later chapters show proven techniques in action. The book includes many source code examples that are also available for download from the authors’ Web site.

Readers will come away from this book understanding

  • Agile principles, and the fourteen practices of Extreme Programming
  • Spiking, splitting, velocity, and planning iterations and releases
  • Test-driven development, test-first design, and acceptance testing
  • Refactoring with unit testing
  • Pair programming
  • Agile design and design smells
  • The five types of UML diagrams and how to use them effectively
  • Object-oriented package design and design patterns
  • How to put all of it together for a real-world project

Whether you are a C# programmer or a Visual Basic or Java programmer learning C#, a software development manager, or a business analyst, Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# is the first book you should read to understand agile software and how it applies to programming in the .NET Framework.

via Amazon.com: Agile Principles, Patterns, and Practices in C# (9780131857254): Robert C. Martin, Micah Martin: Books.

Continuous Delivery: Patterns and Antipatterns in the Software Lifecycle

Another great DZone RefCardz By Paul M. Duvall

Form the paper:
With Continuous Delivery (CD), teams continuously deliver new versions of software to production by decreasing the cycle time between an idea and usable software through the automation of the entire delivery system: build, deployment, test, and release. CD is enabled through the Deployment Pipeline, which encompasses a collection of patterns described in this Refcard.
CD is concerned with “…how all the moving parts fit together: configuration management, automated testing, continuous integration and deployment, data management, environment
management, and release management
”.
Download here