Das Konzept des 'Daily Builds'

'..in order to be effective, the daily build should be automated and should run unattended in the middle of the night, when all of the programmers have gone home ... This implies the existence of automated configuration-management and source-code control mechanisms, as well as automated 'scripts' of some kind to carry out the compiling and linking activities. But most important, it implies the existence of an automated test management system that can run all night long, pounding away on the new version of code to see if it still runs yesterday's test cases properly.'

(Edward Yourdon - 'Death March')