When is Preflight a Good Idea?

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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...

Reporting and Charting in ElectricCommander

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For this article, I would like to review the different ways to report and chart with ElectricCommander. Each has its pros and cons and not every solution is a perfect fit for your needs. We will look at the following: CI reports Standard reports and BIRT extension Unplug and HTML...

Is It Worth The Time?

The current webcomic on xkcd.com titled “Is It Worth The Time” has a fantastic table listing how long you can work on making a routine task more efficient before you’re spending more time than you will save, based on a 5-year payback plan. As a company spending most of our...

Introducing ElectricCommander 4.2

Electric Cloud is pleased to announce the release of ElectricCommander v4.2. Summary This release brings substantial new functionality to improve software development team productivity and shorten time to value. Among these new features are a redesigned resources page, centralized agent installs and updates, an enhanced security model for agents, a...

Static Code Analysis Acceleration

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The applicability of the ElectricAccelerator platform extends well beyond the software build acceleration use case. I often hear of users that are leveraging the powerful workload distribution, real-time job scheduling and safe parallelism capabilities of the product to accelerate and manage many other compute intensive development and engineering processes such...

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