Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ambient Info: Hear Your Build

In a previous post, someone commented that wacky comments brighten one's day.

True that. So, too, does Ant's sound task. On past projects, we used it to denote a failed or successful build. We used:

Not only was it fun (as James Brown sang throughout various cubes) but it was a great way to subconsciously know the state of the build. This is a small example of ambient information. (For a far cooler example, check out this device built by Kohsuke Kawaguchi).

Does your project use the Ant sound task? What sounds does your team use?

Here are some ideas.....

For Success
More fun (or painful) are ideas for Failure:
Add your own ideas in the comments!

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