Frequency of Build
The principle behind Weekly Build and Smoke Test (WBST) is to build the components
and perform a "Smoke Test" every week. This is designed to reduce integration
issues later. It could also be performed daily if several components are developed
We did try implementing
this on a daily basis. However, we found that few components were getting
developed on a daily basis and consequently ended up building the same system
two days in a row.
So, we decided to adopt a weekly frequency.
First we organized WBST training sessions. The team felt that it was a good
concept and that it would definitely help them. However, they felt that doing
would be too time consuming and suggested that a WBST tool should be developed.
1. Daily build -- Rapid development and control, Swedish Engineering Industries 1999