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Continuous build server for Joomla!

Continuous build server for Joomla!

continuous.server.toolbox.for.php Starting from now on, in order to

  • Increase quality of my components and other (JoomlaComment :-))
  • Reduce time between releases,
  • Avoid subtle or recurrent issues

I will set up a continuous integration  build server at

Continuous integration describes a set of software engineering practices that speed up the delivery of software by decreasing integration times.

  • Maintain a code repository, the code will stay at subversion
  • Automate the build, with Maven for PHP/Ant and either teamcity or
  • Make my build self-testing with PHP Unit and Selenium IDE
  • Everyone commits every day,
  • Every commit (to mainline) will be built with the help of triggers,
  • The build will be fast,
  • Test are done in production environment, by deploying code to  old and new version of #Joomla! 1.0 and 1.5 “not web accessible” (for obvious security reasons),
  • It will be easy to get the latest deliverables by visiting
  • Everyone will see the results of the latest build by visiting
  • Deliverables will be automatically deployed.

In short (for all non developer), this program will

  • Monitor any changes of code
  • Trigger a build,
  • Deploy the build to different versions of #Joomla! 1.5 (5 versions should be enough)
  • Run a set of tests against these #Joomla! versions and
  • Make the result available to all of you.

Soon as there is enough test cases, it will be safe to download any new release from there.

About The Author

Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology.In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions.I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.