I am basically from QA. What we testers do each day is
1. Open a web browser. Type in http://hostname:8080/cruisecontrol (since we are in a particular network, only we can access this)
2. Check if the latest nightly build has been successful. If it is successful, deploy it on a test environment by clicking on 'Deploy this build' link.
This deploying takes around 1-1.5 hours. During this time we cannot use our machines to work on anything else. Only after this deploying can we begin to test.
Now, i wanted to know if its possible to do the below.
When at home in the morning, i use something which will trigger a script (which will be on my machine at workplace). This script will inturn automatically deploy the build. I already have such a similar script. What i want to know is how is it possible to trigger this script from my home machine? Is it even possible?
For e.g the external trigger will say "Deploy xxx branch on yyy test environment". So the script on my workplace machine will be invoked and it will automatically deploy it before i actually come to my desk.
Please help. I am from QA and have no idea about all this.