A few weeks ago I went to CITCON (the Continuous Integration Conference Europe 2008) in Amsterdam.
Proposing a subject
Even if CI is the main purpose of the conference, only few sessions were exclusively targeted to CI and CI tools.
Of course, there was a « CI servers » session, 7 servers were presented: CruiseControl, build-o-matic, Hudson, JetBrains TeamCity, Rational BuildForge, Zutubi Pulse2, Cruise. But many sessions were devoted to agile methodologies and how it could help/enable the CI process.
To mention few of them: Selling Automated Acceptance Testing, Automated Regression Testing, Release Management and Automating Deployement, a Coding Dojo, and the most contreversial Is Scrum Evil? (a follow-up of this discussion by Eric Lefevre).
Globally I enjoyed participating in those discussions and gathering feedback on CI usage (especially during the informal discussions before and after the conference).
If you want to know more about the conference, don’t miss the CITCON wiki: http://citconf.com/wiki/index.php?title=CITCONEurope2008Sessions
The final Planning
And see you at CITCON Europe 09!