Let’s Talk ARA!

The next episode of Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 10am PST. This time, we’ll be discussing Application Release Automation (ARA). We'll be talking about the challenges of ARA for today’s organizations, and share tips and best practices for streamlining your ARA processes. We'll be joined by Vivek Malik.  Vivek...

Accelerate Your Tests and Your Coverage and All The Things!

Martin Fowler states the following when discussing Continuous Integration (CI) builds: Try to speed up the commit build. Continuous Integration on a build of a few hours is better than nothing, but getting down to that magic ten minute number is much better. This usually requires some pretty serious surgery...

A New Era For Car Buyers (and Sellers)

Buying a car can be a stressful process for many people. We often hear anecdotes or have our own unpleasant experiences about dealing with car salesmen (as stereotypical as this may sound). It seems that for the longest time we’ve come to accept – and expect – the routine back-and-forth...

The Strong Case for Enterprise Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Co-underwriting next week’s DevOps Enterprise: The Agile, Continuous Delivery and DevOps Transformation Summit was a bold move for Electric Cloud and Gene Kim’s IT Revolution. As two organizations committed to enterprise adoption of these practices, we jointly believe there is a need for an industry event that focuses on the...

Using CMake? Accelerate Your Builds for Free!

CMake Acceleration

For many of us, the syntax of Make files can be difficult to work with at times. CMake is a popular open-source build tool that simplifies the generation of Make files. It is used to generate compiler-specific build files on a given platform. CMake doesn’t perform the build itself; instead it dynamically...

REST Support in ElectricFlow and ElectricCommander 5.2

One of the enduring strengths of ElectricCommander and ElectricFlow is the full API support: anything you can do in the product's UI you can also do from the command line using ectool, or using other tools or systems with our Perl and Java API bindings. However, not everyone in the world...

Continuous Discussions (#c9d9): Episode 1 Recap

[UPDATE: Watch the replay of all previous Continuous Discussions episodes (now on Google Hangout!) and see our upcoming lineup here] Yesterday we live-streamed the series premier of our Continuous Discussions online panel.  We started Continuous Discussions to give the community an open forum to discuss topics related to Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery. On this inaugural...

The Big Bang, and Why Are We Here

The introduction of Agile is heralded by some as sort of the “Big Bang” moment for many of today’s most successful software delivery practices including Continuous Integration, DevOps, Deployment Automation and Continuous Delivery. For many companies, these practices represent the logical evolutionary process of driving the principles – and value...

When is Preflight a Good Idea?

In my previous employment, one director issued a mandate to have “100 successful builds on trunk” and got this approved all the way up to the VP level. At first glance this seemed like a “great” mandate.  Before this was put in place, builds were constantly broken, and often for...

Why You Should Attend DevOps Enterprise

As you certainly already know, Electric Cloud is organizing our annual user conference named DevOps Enterprise in cooperation with IT Revolution (a company founded by Gene Kim, a well known DevOps advocate and author of The Phoenix Project) on October 21-23 in San Francisco.  There are some amazing speakers from...

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