Yesterday I finally got a chance to spend some time with Hudson, and I have to say I’m very impressed. It’s the first time I’ve been able to set up a continuous integration solution in less than 5 minutes. And that’s including multiple projects. Probably the simplest out of the box experience ever, Hudson is well worth a look if you need to monitor the health of your project builds.
There’s a few things I’d like to see added: support for multiple properties files for different deployment scenarios (almost there in Matrix builds), and it would be nice to be able to view the list of jobs based on their inter-dependencies. But these are minor things compared to being able to get projects under CI incredibly quickly. Now there’s really no excuse for software developers not to use CI, even if it’s only on their local machines.