So, how exactly do all the automated build and test systems connect together?

Trying to describe how our various build, unittest and talos systems connect together is tricky. The Release Engineering group spent a week all together recently, with lots of diagrams on whiteboards, just to explain it to each other.

Trying to describe it *without* a whiteboard is even more tricky… and there’s always lots of hand waving.

Trying to describe it in clear concise article is…wow. Ben Hearsum and John Resig did a really nice overview here.  Well worth a read, in case you missed it.