Building an Open Source CI Tool in a Corporate Environment

Etienne Marais (28.Sep.2017 at 14:00, 45 min)
Talk at PHP South Africa (English - UK)

Rating: 4 of 5

As far as most CI tools go online in the beginning of 2017, The feature set versus the price for them are very much out of balance. This is the story about how we set out to build such a tool to solve our team's problems, open source it, manage the community and use it internally between teams. This talk covers the building, testing and rollout of this tool (that is as of yet still nameless), the community building around it and supporting other teams with it.

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28.Sep.2017 at 09:51 by Etienne Marais (2 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Link to slides for upcoming talk later today. [https://www.slideshare.net/EtienneMarais2/open-sourcable-tools-in-any-environment]

Link to github project for resources lists and notes [https://github.com/etiennemarais/phpsouthafrica-2017]

Rating: 3 of 5

28.Sep.2017 at 14:34 by Matt Vosloo (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Interesting talk. I would have liked to see more points up on the presentation to follow.

Rating: 5 of 5

28.Sep.2017 at 18:12 by Sergio Henriques (6 comments) via Web2 LIVE

A very interesting talk indeed.

Although Slack is just a chat tool to some, Ettiene and the guys over at Superbalist have taken it to a whole new level by using it as an internal support mechanism, an overseer and monitoring tool of the status and health of all running applications, servers and more.

What I took away from this talk is that sometimes you can make really good use of a relatively simple tool by supercharging it and making it work for you, in more ways that one!

Rating: 3 of 5

28.Sep.2017 at 21:26 by Lefu (6 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I liked the talk, and seeing the subject line may have given me a wrong idea.

I thought there would be practical or more hands on type of presentation. i.e showing me how easy it is to replace a "flat tyre" with your tool(s) has more effect than telling me about the process one takes. basically I would have preferred seeing the tool in action.

Still good talk.

Rating: 3 of 5

29.Sep.2017 at 07:04 by Christopher Human (14 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This talk was interesting but I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would. Although it was interesting to hear and some interesting ideas were put forward (like their usage of Slack) I just expected more topics to be covered based on the name of this talk and blurb.

My last criticism is that the slides are too "boring", when they just contain one word each for most of them, it wasn't easy to maintain my attention span, bullet points would be appreciated :)

Rating: 3 of 5

29.Sep.2017 at 09:54 by Jonathan Page (3 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Interesting story, although I felt there could have been more prep and some work on getting the stories/presentation to flow from one slide to another.

I would have also preferred the advertised talk or to have known ahead of time to evaluate which track to attend.

Rating: 5 of 5

29.Sep.2017 at 10:09 by Musa (11 comments) via Web2 LIVE

I enjoyed the talk and it was straight to the point and relevant

Rating: 3 of 5

29.Sep.2017 at 18:42 by Gareth McCumskey (12 comments) via Web2 LIVE

The presentation was informative however I would encourage the speaker to avoid reciting a script and rather just bullet point notes for yourself to "riff" off of next time. If there wasn't a script then perhaps just practice a bunch till it comes out naturally.

I also agree that perhaps more real world examples instead of just the abstract description might have been more informative. Something I have learned from my own talk as well.

Rating: 3 of 5

02.Oct.2017 at 09:09 by B Nxumalo (4 comments) via Web2 LIVE

To be fair I didn't really relate to this topic, I think the title was a bit misleading, I was looking forward to CI and CD details and usage (practical).

For the most part the voice projection wasn't catchy.

But I appreciated the openness(Internal struggle and day-2-day challenges) and the contribution especially to Open-source

Otherwise much appreciated, and thank you.

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