[Buildbot-devel] Competing with the coming wave of single-platform CI servers

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Jan 9 19:25:18 UTC 2014

Hi all,

I'm sure this has been discussed ad infinitum before, but it just came up
in my shop again.

With the coming of things like
developers who are comfortable in their single-platform IDE will
have less and less incentive to come up the buildbot learning curve.
To remain relevant, Buildbot probably needs to work on being more usable

Having a good experience for the 50% of users who only need something simple
needn't conflict with handling the more complex cases.

I'm sorry I missed the 9 hangout, perhaps something of the sort was
mentioned there.

If I had unlimited time, I would try the competing CI tools, measure
their ease of use,
then throw together a prototype buildbot.net front page and
nearly-single-click beginner doc
that achieved similar ease-of-use measurements...
- Dan

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