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Linux.com: Continuous Integration with PHP

Mar 14, 2007, 07:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Large development projects can be difficult to manage. With multiple developers committing source code to one source tree, there are going to be times when code breaks and will not work. Running automated builds and tests on code can drastically reduce the time and effort developers spend fixing issues by catching them early. This process is called continuous integration. This article provides an overview of how to implement continuous integration in a PHP project using tools written in PHP.

"Any development project worth doing needs some form of source control. Having a central location for developers to put source code is a must for continuous integration to work. Almost any type of source control software will do. For the purposes of this article we will use CVS (Concurrent Versioning System). If you need to learn how to set up a source control system, there are many fine resources on the Internet and in bookstores that explain the process..."

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