Private Developer Workspaces: Where the Development Process Meets SCM Process

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The Agile Cycle
Agile software development relies on feedback. The simplest form of feedback is how tests execute. Figure 1 shows the steps that we repeat the following steps frequently:

  • Code to develop the specified feature
  • Unit Test as we Code
  • Before we are ready to commit we update our workspace from the codeline and build so that we can see that we are not breaking the build
  • We run a Smoke test that tests the entire system
  • If the Smoke test passes, and we want to commit our changes we do so, otherwise we repeat the cycle until we have a good build. In most cases you will want to commit changes frequently

Figure 1: The Agile Cycle
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