When evaluating Build Automation, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

Ariel Lindenfeld - PeerSpot reviewer
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it_user613983 - PeerSpot reviewer
Feb 22, 2017

Easy to setup and configure. Good logging, alarm setting and support most of the build softwares. Also allow to add custom plugins to provide additional features and integration.

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it_user588756 - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 18, 2017

- works well with your build setup, can extract useful information when something breaks, and display/report it in a useful way.
- setup a useful pipeline shouldn't need days.
- good plugin infrastructure and maintained plugins.

it_user416460 - PeerSpot reviewer
Real User
Apr 1, 2016

The most important things are simplicity in adding custom functions and rules and simple, intuitive model for getting up and running (the core domain - tasks, dependencies etc.). Documentation is important as well, preferably with a lot of examples.

it_user202509 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 3, 2015

That would be the capability of the vendor to keep up with the high pace of the technical evolution of the products it needs to build/test/automate.

Secondly given that we are all using some kind of DVCS these days, its capability to handle complex multi repo automation supporting branch/feature builds.

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