Automating around scarcity by using virtual resources

[posted on behalf of Usman Muzaffar, who is on a long flight with no WiFi] Here's a sobering truth that shows up often in software automation: people are way better at sharing stuff than computers are. For example: say you have a scarce resource, like a box with special hardware...

ElectricAccelerator Machine Configuration Tips, Part 1

Due to the nature of Electric Cloud products, we frequently field questions about how to best configure a large number of machines. I'll touch on a few points that we have found particularly interesting, both when helping customers or setting up our own internal machines. (more…)...

How to Set Up Kernel Debugging For Windows in VMWare ESX

You’ll know from my previous blog posts that we have an extensive virtual machine infrastructure here at Electric Cloud (the Continuous Delivery company) to support our build and test process (as many of our customers do). Thought I’d share a neat trick I picked up while rolling out our system....

Public Clouds

Today we announced integrations and compatibility with public cloud computing – specifically Amazon EC2. Cloud computing is a hot topic right now, and rightly so. It provides an easy to deploy, cost-effective, scalable, on-demand computing infrastructure --very timely, given shrinking or frozen IT budgets. I can’t count the number of...

Java One was Cloud Crazy

I went to Java One last week and was a bit surprised by the amount of cloud chatter. I expected to hear a lot about Larry Ellison and Scott McNealy on stage together. I expected melancholy predictions that this would be the last Java One. I did not expect to...

The “last mile” – It often seems like 10

[This is a guest post from an Electric Cloud technology partner: Daniel Nelson, VP of Products at Phurnace Software (www.phurnace.com)] In the software development lifecycle the results need to ultimately get out into production.  The application must make it onto the server, the server needs to be configured and all...

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