Do you want to provision a server or use a server?

Pop quiz: Why do some men use a razor every morning?  If you said "To shave their face."  you would be correct, but missing the bigger point.  Let's change the question to "Why do some men shave?"  This might generate a more philosophical answer such as "They shave because they...

More about DevOps

Ran across another article about DevOps.  Phil Odence talks about how Development and Operations teams are cozying up and how open source plays in the DevOps world. What I found more interesting was the discussion in comments about who really coined the term DevOps. It reminded me of a similar...

Making Automated Tests Truly Automatic

[A version of this article appeared on eWeek http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Application-Development/How-to-Make-Your-Automated-Software-Tests-Truly-Automatic/] A recent poll of software development professionals showed that the majority would rather be doing their taxes than dealing with their company's test infrastructure. The reason: automated software tests require tremendous amounts of manual time and energy to configure, run, and...

Bridging the IT – Development Gap

In the last year I have increasingly run into a new character in application development shops - IT. IT is not taking over coding tasks, but they are certainly taking a much more active role regarding where application development tasks get run.   This is no surprise, as software development has...

Automating around scarcity by using virtual resources

[posted on behalf of Usman Muzaffar, who is on a long flight with no WiFi] Here's a sobering truth that shows up often in software automation: people are way better at sharing stuff than computers are. For example: say you have a scarce resource, like a box with special hardware...

ElectricAccelerator Machine Configuration Tips, Part 1

Due to the nature of Electric Cloud products, we frequently field questions about how to best configure a large number of machines. I'll touch on a few points that we have found particularly interesting, both when helping customers or setting up our own internal machines. (more…)...

How to Set Up Kernel Debugging For Windows in VMWare ESX

You’ll know from my previous blog posts that we have an extensive virtual machine infrastructure here at Electric Cloud (the Continuous Delivery company) to support our build and test process (as many of our customers do). Thought I’d share a neat trick I picked up while rolling out our system....

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