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Open and extensible 11

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MATLAB is an open and extensible platform unique in its ability to dovetail with best-in-class technologies. Open, refers to the fact that much of MATLAB functionality is shipped in MATLAB files whose source can be studied. The community driven contributions on File Exchange has grown over the years to a scale that rivals the code that ships on the DVD. Extensible, refers to MATLAB's ability to integrate with other languages and technology stacks.... read more >>

You’ve Got Mail! 10

Today I wanted to share some fun I've been having with customizing the emails sent from my Jenkins builds. This was inspired by Narendra's comment on a previous post. So, getting to it, I took a quick look after reading the comment and found the Email-ext plugin that enables customization of the emails that are sent to administrators and code committers (offenders?) for failing or unstable builds. Out of the box, this plugin sends an email that lists the failing tests that were encountered. While this is nice, it doesn't pass muster in my book. Why?
  1. It is very much catered to JUnit test results by default. These aren't JUnit results #forgoodnesssakes! We are talking MATLAB code here! I want the CI system configuration to be production grade just like the code it is integrating, which means we don't accept calling MATLAB test results JUnit test results!
  2. Showing the failed tests is nice but I also want to see the diagnostics. If we have a chance to know immediately what the problem is then I don't want to have to click through to have to figure this out. Having the diagnostics in the email might mean I know exactly why the build fails when I get the email on my phone while riding the T on my way home. The remaining ride then has the benefit of valuable brain cycles already figuring out the solution. If I have to click through? No dice.
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Tag like an Egyptian 1

Ajay Puvvala is my friend and colleague at the MathWorks. He also led the development of the TestTags feature we spoke about last post.Ajay, as per usual, made a great comment after last week's... read more >>

Tag, you’re it! 3

I have found that with any reasonably sized software project, sooner or later organization becomes important. As additional features and capabilities are introduced into a toolbox it becomes... read more >>

Tear Down This Wall! 4

I once faced a question from a friend who was perusing MATLAB documentation while implementing a test suite for some production software and found an example test which used the addTeardown method... read more >>