ElectricMake Temporary Directory Settings

This post was originally included as part of the 2008 Customer Summit presentation on ElectricAcclerator Performance Tuning In some earlier posts, we've looked at some of the performance metrics that ElectricAccelerator agents collect and how you can use that information to understand the performance of your build. In this post,...

Automatic Dependency Management with ElectricAccelerator

One of the well known problems with make is that it's a real nuisance to completely specify all the dependencies in your project. For example, if you have a file main.c in your project, you probably already have a dependency like this in your makefile: [crayon-5a2e4d4f894c3465135022/] However, if main.c includes...

Untangling Parallel Build Logs

I spend most of my time with ElectricAccelerator working on the "big" features -- performance, scalability, fault-tolerance. It's easy to forget that there are a ton of "little" features that can themselves make a big difference in the value of the system. Case in point: the build log. If you...

ElectricAccelerator Agent Metrics, part 2

ElectricAccelerator agent metrics provide a tremendous amount of data that you can use to analyze and improve the performance of your builds. Last time we saw how to collect the metrics and we explored the data presented in the Overall time usage section. This time, we'll look at the data...

ElectricAccelerator Agent Metrics, part 1

Welcome to the Electric Cloud Blog! My name is Eric Melski, and I'm a Senior Software Engineer at Electric Cloud (employee #1, by a whisker). I've worked on every component of ElectricAccelerator, and I'm now Technical Lead for the product. I'm also the guy behind ElectricInsight. In this and future...

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Eric Melski was part of the team that founded Electric Cloud and is now Chief Architect. Before Electric Cloud, he was a Software Engineer at Scriptics, Inc. and Interwoven. He holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin. Eric also writes about software development at http://blog.melski.net/.
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