Proposal to revise forest graph and integration practices for JDK 9

Jonathan Gibbons jonathan.gibbons at
Mon Dec 2 11:35:37 PST 2013

On 12/01/2013 09:14 PM, Joe Darcy wrote:
> We've found the "Continuous Delivery" book by Jez Humble and David 
> Farley to be useful.
> Some relevant quotes from the first chapter or two of that text:
>> If It Hurts, Do It More Frequently, and Bring the Pain Forward
>> "This is the most general principle on our list, and could perhaps 
>> best be described as a heuristic. But it is perhaps the most useful 
>> heuristic we know of in the context of delivering software, and it 
>> informs everything we say."
>> Integration is often a very painful process.
>> "If this is true of your project, integrate every time somebody 
>> checks in, and do it from the start of the project.
>> If testing is a painful process that occurs just before release, 
>> don’t do it at the end. Instead, do it continually from the beginning 
>> of the project." 

I like the term "Continuous Delivery" as compared to "Continuous 
Integration" since Integration is such as loaded term in our current 

I also like +100 the comment about testing ...

-- Jon

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