Do the Right Things Right, and Fast

Michael Dubakov at TargetProcess makes a great philosophical as well as technical case for where the craftsmanship of software development must head in 2011 and beyond, and I love it. Basically, it’s about doing the right things right, and fast. That may sound simple but I agree with Michael, on...

Electric Cloud Customer Summit 2011 Stats

Did you know that almost 25% of the people at this year's summit had been to at least one summit before? Building on the statistics we posted previously, Eric Melski's done some deep analysis of the 2011 Electric Cloud Customer Summit over on his blog. Eric pulled together lots of...

Agile Won’t Scale Without Automation: Error-Prone Processes

This is part three of a five part series where we will present five distinct challenges that if left unaddressed will drastically reduce an organization’s ability to gain the benefits promised by a move to Agile development methods. There are many explanations why manually initiated, slow-running build-test-deploy procedures are much...

ElectricAccelerator 6.0

Electric Cloud proudly announced ElectricAccelerator 6.0 last week. Eric Melski, ElectricAccelerator Architect, gives us a rundown of the major new features: http://blog.melski.net/2011/10/13/whats-new-in-electricaccelerator-6-0/...

EC Summit 2011

Last week was the 2011 Electric Cloud Summit and we had a great turn out. It was a three day (1 day of training and 2 days of speakers) event at the Downtown San Jose Fairmont. The event by the numbers: 150+ registrants (50% increase from last year) 130+ participants...

ElectricCommander + Python = ec.py

Last week Electric Cloud hosted its biggest customer summit ever, discussing real-world implementation of Continuous Delivery and ways to accelerate your software pipeline. It was an exciting and educational experience for customers and EC staff. A few customers approached me with the question, "We're not big on Perl. Are there...

Agile Won’t Scale Without Automation: Performance Inefficiencies

This is part two of a five part series where we will present five distinct challenges that if left unaddressed will drastically reduce an organization’s ability to gain the benefits promised by a move to Agile development methods. For complex modern applications, a single pass through the software build-test-deploy process...

For DevOps, PaaS is not the “NoOps” panacea

Tom Mornini makes a strong case for PaaS in his article "DevOps is DoA" (http://www.zdnet.com/news/devops-is-doa/6308483) However, while PaaS solves some DevOps issues, it is definitely not the "NoOps" panacea for most R&D organizations out there. • Some enterprises look at their apps as their crown jewel IP and will never...

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