How do you manage your large codebase?

Ever wondered how others manage large and complex software codebases? - how to cope with needs to support a growing range of platforms and variants? - what best practices to put in place to secure long term maintainability? Dr Dobbs just published the article "Building QuickBooks: How Intuit Manages 10...

Practice makes perfect

In the spirit of the Olympics, here’s to what makes true champions. Olympic athletes know the trick to absolutely error-free performance is practice.  Michael Phelps can out-swim the best of them, yet he practices every day to get ready for the big event. He practices the same stance, the same dive, the same...

Home grown versus off the shelf

A couple of weeks ago I spent time in the Electric Cloud booth at Velocity. I had a conference pass but didn't get to attend any sessions because the Electric Cloud booth was rather busy. What hit home was that the more things change the more they stay the same. ...

Getting Started with ElectricCommander 4.1

In ElectricCommander 4.1 we have done a lot of work on making it easier to get started in ElectricCommander for new users.  Product functionality has been covered in a previous blog post, I’m going to cover other things we have done to help you deliver value faster using ElectricCommander. When first logging...

No… it is not black and white…

A recent mixup in my flight going over to California left me stranded in Dusseldorf for the night (dont ask for the details, but it involves three (!) internation air lines each blaming each other and no one taking responsibility...). Turns out there was another person who´s name is Melissa who...

ElectricCommander 4.1 – Expanding Usability and Visibility

Last month, we introduced our latest release of ElectricCommander; version 4.1.  This release includes  exciting enhancements to workflow, continuous integration management, and the plug-in library. Our primary goal with this release was to significantly improve the user experience in these key areas of the product.  Many of the enhancements originated...

Accelerate your ClearCase® performance

A lot of things have been said and stated about ClearCase's advantages and disadvantages as a SCM tool over the past years so I won't go into too much broad detail on that topic in this post. We've worked with enterprise software R&D organizations across the world where one of...

The Agile Journey

Recently I have presented at Agile Comes To You in Bellevue, San Jose and Dallas. At these seminars Electric Cloud, Rally and AccuRev present our take on agile and how our solutions can help facilitate agile adoption. The series has been extremely interesting to me for a couple of reasons:...

The founding features of ElectricAccelerator

Very recently Electric Cloud celebrated its 10th birthday as a company and I thought it’d be interesting to share some notes that I found in a office-cupboard summarizing 18 prospect interviews that were being conducted by our 2 founders John Ousterhout and John Graham-Cumming prior to actually founding the company,...

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