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Slow builds remain a plague for software developers. The frequency with which code can be built (compiled, tested and packaged) directly impacts the productivity of developers: longer build times mean a longer wait before determining if a change to the application being built was successful. We have discovered that in the case of some languages, such as(More)
Modular build systems (such as Maven) may simplify build maintenance, but significantly reduce opportunities for parallelism where they may be most helpful: when running tests. If tests are contained in each module, and modules contain dependencies on each other, their tests can not run in parallel between modules that have build dependencies. This poster(More)
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