Scaling your engineering teams

Thoughts on getting teams to be more autonomous
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more continuous integration

So, in a previous post, Continuous Integration I gave a quick overview of our continuous integration setup, and mentioned that I’d like to explore allowing jenkins to push our deploys for us. That work is now done. The basic workflow is now: Developer develops new feature Developer runs unit tests locally Developer submits patch for code review via Phabricator Code is approved by another person on the team Developer lands (pushes to master) changes Jenkins initiates a build, and if all tests pass, promotes the build automatically to the integration server.
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Continuous Integration

I finally got around to setting up Jenkins for some continuous integration on one of the projects I contribute to at work. It’s been a long time coming and we’ve been talking about it for awhile. Finally getting it done ended up taking longer than expected. No surprise there, with the constant pressure to deliver and release, we often forget that quality and quality assurance are an important aspect of shipping.
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