The benefits of continuous test integration are well known . Setting up an infrastruture for this can be a lot of work. It involves integration with version control, automated product building and running o f tests, reporting on results in an accessible way, code coverage measuri ng, and code analysis such as with lint-like tools. We discuss how to set up such an automatic QA system using extensible open source python tools. The focus will be on Buildbot (http //buildbot.net), an open-source, Pyt hon-based continuous integration framework. Topics include a survey of the current best available open source software; testing code in languages othe r than python (and the benefits of using tools written in python in such a situation); strategies for extending these tools to meet custom needs, whi le avoiding maintainability and quality pitfalls; and special bonus details for QA of projects implemented in python specifically.

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