28 Oct 05

When Build Silence Is Golden

Andrew shared the following build frequency chart:

We see a flurry of good builds, then a six-day dry spell where almost no builds take place. Did somebody accidentally unplug the continuous build machine? Were all the developers at a conference?

Perhaps there’s a better explanation when we remember that a build is only triggered when code is changed. In this case, no changes added up to good news for Andrew’s team:

We are particularly proud of the blank section as it signifies zero-defects on this in-production product ;-)