Continuous Discussions (#c9d9): Episode 5 Recap – Jenkins in the Enterprise

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Today on Continuous Discussions we talked about some of the challenges that people encounter when needing to orchestrate large-scale enterprise pipeline with Jenkins. We discussed issues like Jenkins Sprawl, scalability, enterprise support, shared visibility and reporting, and more. Our team of panelists also shared some of the solutions they implemented...

Ho Ho Ho, Holy S&!* – Your Website is DOWN!!

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[caption id="attachment_18046" align="alignnone" width="480"] Empty mall means big business online[/caption] With the holidays quickly approaching, the thoughts on everyone’s mind is holiday shopping; nowhere is that more true than with retailers. This is the last and largest quarter of the year for many companies, so the end of the year...

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...

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