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...

Struggling with your build failure analysis?

After having helped a customer resolve a tricky problem with one of their builds, our Chief Architect for the ElectricAccelerator product Eric Melski wrote up a detailed step-by-step and state-of-the-art walkthrough of the build debugging process - from initial problem presentation, through multiple theories and finally to resolution....

Agile Won’t Scale Without Automation: Manual Procedures

This is part one 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. Building, testing, and deploying software by hand is tedious and inefficient. There...

Agile Won’t Scale Without Automation

The Agile software development methodology is composed of a number of techniques designed to help deliver incremental releases of high-quality software more quickly than ever before. Although Agile adoption is proceeding steadily, many enterprises aren’t yet fully converted to this approach. However, the trend lines are very clear: industry surveys...

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