Accelerating Software Delivery

Why I Love ElectricAccelerator — and You Should Too

I’ve been writing software professionally for more than two decades. In April I will have spent 12 of those years at Electric Cloud working on ElectricAccelerator, first as a regular software engineer and now as chief architect. In Silicon Valley people sometimes look at me in shock — or maybe pity — when they hear […]

no comments | posted by on February 3, 2014

ElectricCommander Best Practices: Versioning

If you have any kind of software development experience you are already familiar with the imperious need to use some kind of Source Control Management (SCM) tool such as Perforce or Subversion. In this article we will explore the available options to use such a system for your Commander development needs. As of ElectricCommander 4.2.3 […]

no comments | posted by on November 21, 2013

Gradle Build Analytics and Dependency Visualization

November 20, 2013 Update: The annotation-generator available on GitHub have been extended to now also leverage internal dependency information from Gradle – enabling interactive traversal through the dependency graph and additional reporting such as e.g. Longest Serial Chain and ElectricSimulator. ===================================== With the announcement from earlier this year that the Android Studio should feature Gradle […]

no comments | posted by on November 7, 2013

CD and Embedded – Another Note on this Topic

Our PM David Rosen, recently wrote an excellent blog on Continuous Delivery (CD) and its applicability to embedded technologies.  And it goes to the heart of what we hear often from our embedded prospects and customers – Can we really do CD? I understand the confusion and angst and would like to point the readers […]

no comments | posted by on May 20, 2013

Can your engineering team deliver one product every week to the marketplace?

I recently read an excellent note on http://www.zdnet.com/samsung-announces-one-new-handset-per-week-how-many-is-too-many-7000014815/  The net-net “wow” of this article can be summed up in this one sentence “Between January and the end of April, the South Korean manufacturer announced an average of one new smartphone per week.” Now,  these devices are not simple to manufacture. They include high, mid range, and low end phones, tablets […]

no comments | posted by on May 10, 2013

Yocto/OpenEmbedded Bitbake Build Visualization

As ecosystems such as the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded becomes more popular for embedded device development, usage of the underlying bitbake build tool is increasing. Bitbake is a powerful tool used to manage, build and integrate complete operating system images, through package and distribution management activities such as fetching of source code, configuration, cross-compilation, installation. […]

no comments | posted by on May 10, 2013

5 aspects that makes Continuous Delivery for Embedded different

There are a lot of general theories and principles available on the concept of Continuous Delivery – and how an ideal product development organization should strive to continuously deliver release-ready product to end-users on every change of software, hardware, configuration or data. There is also an abundance of available material and practical recommendations on how […]

no comments | posted by on May 3, 2013

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 time and effort focusing on […]

no comments | posted by on April 28, 2013

Looking to transform your large-scale development organization?

Stuck in old legacy? Fighting a slow development process? Are complex dependencies between teams and product architecture prohibiting your ability to innovate? Struggling to adopt or scale Agile? A few weeks back I read “A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development: How HP Transformed LaserJet FutureSmart Firmware” by Gary Gruver, Mike Smith and Pat Fulghum. […]

no comments | posted by on April 16, 2013

Electric Cloud selected as 2013 DevOps Cool Vendor

Today, Electric Cloud was selected as a 2013 Cool Vendor by Gartner. We strongly believe that the selection is  a testament to the value that we provide to the Dev and Ops team in today’s fast paced application release process. Gartner has always considered automation as a key cornerstone of DevOps and Electric Cloud solutions automate […]

no comments | posted by on April 12, 2013