CI Cage Fight - Hudson Nov 18, 2008 • Julian Simpson [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS33KxXpXYQ&hl=en&fs=1] The next installment in this series is Eric Lefevre presenting Hudson. Hudson is an open source CI server that has gained a fantastic amount of ground in the past year or two. Out of the box it has a pretty good feature set: Distributed builds. You can declare a dependency on a particular OS and Hudson will route the build to an agent that satisfies that dependency Very good interface (that damned butler!) with a nifty weather metaphor for build status. Localised in 8 languages GUI based configuration You can declare an entire matrix of different builds and let Hudson work out the details. (Fitnesse build on Windows, Fitnesse build on Unix, coming right away sir) Plugin-friendly architecture and a pretty good community of plugin developers - very smart move There's a load of other features at the Hudson website. What I didn't note down is that it's amazingly simple to get started with. I hope it raises the bar for CI servers, commercial or not.