[sf-perl] [meeting] Hudson and Perl - why?
miyagawa at gmail.com
Thu Jun 10 15:57:50 PDT 2010
On Thu, Jun 10, 2010 at 3:48 PM, James Briggs <james at actionmessage.com> wrote:
> I've worked as a build and release engineer on compiler projects with CI
> tools like Buildbot. There was a clear benefit from continuous builds
> with multiple programmers modifying a large C code base.
> But since scripting languages don't have a compile or link stage, I'm a
> little puzzled at the utility of Hudson with Perl projects.
Continuous integration is not only about the compiling, but also
running unit tests.
> I guess you could have Hudson run perl -c on each source file, and run
> the tests.
Yes, but you don't even need to do perl -c, since if your code doesn't
compile then your tests should obviously fail. You can have a test
that uses tools like Test::UseAllModules to make sure all the .pm
files in your application actually compiles.
> Anybody care to share some examples of using a CI tool with Perl where
> there was a benefit to developers?
There's a plugin for Perl's Test::Harness that supports JUnit output
which you can inject into Hudson. You can see all the reports and get
notification when one of the commit breaks your test suite. Pretty
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