Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The importance of your Compile Time

Lot's of time i find myself working to shorten compile and build times. While most people agree with shorter is better for compile times, the questions of what is short? and how important is it? seem to remain vague and seemly open to judgement.

It's not. So I wanted to take a moment to clarify it.

 I vBlogged my thoughts here

You can see the excel sheet here
and read the Joel on Software Thread here

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Also, while compiling, it's easy to get distracted. I watch developers (and myself) get off task while waiting for anything. I'm installing SharePoint 2010 on Windows 7 and look how distracted I am right now...

Anyway, with distractions (like your blog) 5 minute compile times can easily cost 20 minutes of work.