Making Continuous Integration Truly Continuous (Wind River & Electric Cloud)
Continuous integration (CI) is one of the core best practices of agile development. It is intended to support the agile development precept to "deliver working software frequently" by allowing teams to regularly validate their code changes. But achieving the benefits of CI is often hampere
Continuous integration (CI) is one of the core best practices of agile development. It is intended to support the agile development precept to "deliver working software frequently" by allowing teams to regularly validate their code changes. But achieving the benefits of CI is often hampered by the need to commit changes to the code base before they can be fully tested. This reactive approach results in broken builds, builds that do not pass system or smoke tests, and, inevitably, wasted time by the individual developer or the team at large.
Join Wind River and Electric Cloud as we discuss the concept of "preflight operations"—giving developers the ability to fully build and test their changes before committing them to the source code repository.
By attending this webinar you will learn:
•How to reap the full benefits of CI and Agile development by employing “preflight operations”
•How the build a system in isolation, ensuring your changes won’t break other concurrent changes
•How to minimize build times, by running parallel builds and optimizing checkout times
•How to minimize test cycles by avoiding irrelevant tests
RecordedMay 23 201251 mins
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As the Internet of Things encourages businesses to embrace big data, IT professionals turn to online resources to house and manage applications. However, cyber attacks are increasingly becoming a matter of “when,” not “if,” leading IT professionals to seek robust security solutions. Still on the fence about whether your small to medium sized enterprise really needs that much protection? Join Tricia Pattee, Product Manager at HOSTING, for a 30 minute webinar about scary facts about online security you need to know. Bring your questions – we’ll host a Q&A at the end of the presentation.
Digital power was just a buzzword not too long ago, but today it’s a viable technology. Do you understand the gains that can be had by implementing this technology, or the losses that can be suffered by not implementing it correctly? Attend Day 3 of the three-part series Embedded University: Analog/Power and you’ll find out. Sponsored by Intersil.
You’re invited to learn about an exciting opportunity to be a part of SAP’s growing partner ecosystem. With the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development, SAP has made it is easier than ever for organizations like yours to build and monetize cloud applications leveraging SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP).
With SAP HANA Cloud Platform – an open, in-memory, standards-based platform as a service, and the primary technology for SAP application extensibility – you can:
• Rapidly build and deploy applications in the cloud for faster time to value
• Extend SAP and non-SAP software business processes to the cloud for greater agility
• Develop mobile-ready, feature-rich applications to drive productivity and customer satisfaction
• Benefit from SAP enterprise-class support, high platform availability, and access to the SAP ecosystem
As a special focus for this presentation you will also learn about a new SAP HANA Cloud Platform service for managing APIs which will help you in opening up your digital assets, foster innovation and increase revenue.
Join us on May 5 and discover the benefits of the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, and let us help you grow your business for tomorrow.
To find out more about the SAP PartnerEdge program for Application Development and SAP HANA Cloud Platform, simply visit the Partner Center (www.sapadpc.com).
Virtual reality is one of the most talked about marketing trends of the moment. Sceptics argue that the technology is over-hyped. But is it time for B2B brands to start thinking seriously about VR content?
In this webinar, Simon and David cut to the chase. They highlight real examples of businesses using VR to deliver tangible benefits. And they explore the powerful contribution the technology can make to B2B marketing strategies. A specific area of focus will be sales and marketing surrounding high-value investments with long-tail consideration.
Viewers will gain:
Insight into potential B2B applications of VR.
An understanding of how VR investment can add value and enhance top-of-funnel elimination.
Ideas for enhancing customer service with VR technology.
A realistic view of the investment and dedication required to get VR off the ground.
The Ask an Architect Virtual Office Hours hours are designed to answer Cloud Computing questions from the comfort of your own home. You can pre-submit your questions during the registration process or you can dial-in in one of the pre-scheduled sessions, where you will be able to submit your question via chat. From technical advice to just getting started, this series gives you the opportunity to get in touch directly with local AWS experts.
As automation lightens the load on IT operations personnel, and the DevOps cultural shift brings dev and ops together, some ops people are worried about their jobs.
Furthermore, as DevOps takes hold, other roles in the organization are set to transform. DevOps potentially reworks project management methodologies, so what about the project managers? DevOps flattens organizations, so should middle managers be worried?
In this webinar, industry analyst and president of Intellyx Jason Bloomberg will set the stage with some broad observations about the organizational impact DevOps is having across enterprises.
Next, Pauly Comtois, VP of DevOps at Hearst Business Media will join Jason for a thought-provoking, in-depth discussion of how DevOps impacts individual's roles within the organization, with some first-person stories of Hearst Business Media’s DevOps transformation.
You will learn:
- Potential starting points to mapping your own DevOps transformation
- What non-technical groups and roles need to be part of any DevOps initiative – and methods for effective inclusion
- New organizational approaches to structure and collaboration that empower instead of threaten
- How to better manage business changes with DevOps strategies
The cloud is here to stay. However, that also means more and more companies are realizing that they’ve built two separate IT teams and are struggling to deliver quality services without a unified view. A true hybrid monitoring solution is the answer to this common problem.
Join Jay Lyman, Analyst at 451 Research, and Kent Erickson, Alliance Strategist at Zenoss, as they discuss what is shaping hybrid IT, where it's going, and what to do about it.
The functionality required by systems continues to increase and the digital semiconductor vendors are doing a pretty good job keeping the power requirements stable. In some cases, they’re even dropping the voltage levels to what considered at one time to be noise. From a power-management perspective, how do system designers deal with this need to squeeze every watt from the shrinking battery cells? That’s what will be covered on Day 2 in the three-part series of Embedded University: Analog/Power. Sponsored by Texas Instruments
Chris Fulton,Professional Services and Anand Ahire, Director of Product Management
Electric Cloud’s software delivery automation product ElectricCommander is an excellent alternative to AnthillPro. Many organizations are leery about the future of AnthillPro since its acquisition by IBM.
In this webinar, Anand Ahire, Director of Product Management and Chris Fulton of Electric Cloud Professional Services (who previously spent 5+ years maintaining an AnthillPro implementation) will talk about:
- ElectricCommander customer use cases,
- key differentiators over AnthillPro and,
- how a leading consumer brand switched over from AnthillPro to ElectricCommander.
Sam Fell, Director of Product Marketing and Ken McKnight, Solutions Architect
1) Accelerated, error-free builds
Agile development creates more frequent builds. A CD platform that optimizes and parallelizes large builds across hundreds, or even thousands of cores is good. A solution that automatically detects dependencies to eliminate broken builds is even better.
2) Faster feedback
You shouldn’t have to wait until builds or tests are 100% complete before receiving feedback. A CD platform that allows real-time drill-down into warnings and errors as they occur give helps eliminate wasted time and CPU cycles.
3) Bulletproof and painless processes
CD isn’t continuous if jobs in flight are lost when a CI server goes own; or when it takes days for QA machines to be provisioned; or when deployments fail because of differences between QA and production. A CD platform should automate and normalize the build, test and deploy process across ANY environment (public, private or hybrid) with 1-click simplicity.
Kurt Bittner, Guest Speaker & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc and Jacob Aleksynas Senior Build Engineer, Gap Inc
Applications have become competitive differentiators for businesses. Organizations who are able to deliver higher quality applications to their customers, faster than their competition, are winning the race in the Age Of The Customer. Many organizations understand this conceptually but struggle to quantify the benefits and costs of improving delivery capability. In this webinar, Kurt Bittner of Forrester Research, Principal Analyst serving Application Development and Delivery Professionals, will describe how leading organizations have gone about this analysis and how they are measuring their results.
Jessica Jaclin, Klocwork, and Jim McMahon, Electric Cloud
Join Klocwork and Electric Cloud as they discuss how to make your embedded software development more secure and more efficient. This is just a precursor to what they will talk about at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany the following week.
Ting Zou, Principal Solution Architect / CCIE VCP, Huawei and Tanay Nagjee, Solutions Engineer, Electric Cloud
Join this webinar to learn how Huawei Technologies, a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company, integrated Electric Cloud’s solution with OpenStack’s cloud infrastructure to provide a DevOps cloud R&D environment. This allows their engineers to dynamically deploy virtual machines and provides them with an integrated end-to-end automation of the build/test/deploy processes. Learn how this integration provides a continuous delivery cloud solution targeted to deploy in stages across Huawei R&D data center facilities in multiple sites.
Con Nie Ong, Principal Staff Engineer, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Managing the use of history files to produce fast builds across a large team of developers building many different projects or products can be challenging. Join this webinar to learn how a team at Motorola manages and distributes history files to developers to maintain fast, efficient builds in Electric Cloud's ElectricAccelerator. ElectricAccelerator generates and uses history files to track dependencies in builds and provide significant performance improvement in subsequent builds of the same source code.
Anders Wallgren, CTO at Electric Cloud, & Kurt Bittner, Guest Speaker & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Inc.
Every company is a software company. And organizations are embracing software delivery optimization practices like Continuous Delivery (CD) in response to diverse and unrelenting pressures such as faster time to market, competition, the need for innovation, and staying current with modern software development methodologies. Which organizations should be implementing CD? And how do you know if your company is ready to implement CD?
Join this webinar to hear the discussion between Kurt Bittner, guest speaker and principal analyst from Forrester Research Inc., and Electric Cloud. We will present a Continuous Delivery Maturity Map that can help any organization assess their readiness for successful CD implementation.
Jez Humble, Co-author of "Continuous Delivery" and Principle, Thoughtworks
Co-author of the Jolt Award winning Continuous Delivery, Jez Humble has worked as a software developer, product manager, consultant and trainer across a wide variety of domains and technologies. His focus is on helping organisations deliver valuable, high-quality software frequently and reliably through implementing effective engineering practices.
Gary Gruver , VP of QE, Release and Operations, Macys.com
In his 23 years of high tech experience, Gary Gruver has led a large organization (400+ developers) at HP on a journey from waterfall to agile development. Gary is passionate about helping large organizations dramatically improve productivity of software development. He is currently working for Macy's.com as the VP of QE, Release and Operations learning about e-commerce and leading a transition toward continuous delivery. He has taken his observations from HP and co-authored "A Practical Approach to Large-Scale Agile Development".
Paul Rogers, Chief Development Officer at GE Software
Paul Rogers is the Chief Development Officer for GE's Advanced Solutions Group and is responsible for creating solution and service offerings working closely with GE's businesses. In addition, Paul is the executive champion of Industrial Internet solutions for the Oil and Gas division. Before this position, he was a Senior General Manager for GE Energy. In this capacity, he managed a $165M operation where he led 800+ employees across 9 countries and 14 locations to orchestrate a global product development strategy for the emerging Oil and Gas and SmartGrid markets. Paul has been the recipient of numerous GE accolades for engineering product quality, leadership, productivity and risk reduction initiatives. He earned his MS in Chemical Engineering from San Jose State University.
Gene Kim, Author of "The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win"
Gene Kim is a huge fan of IT operations, and how it can enable developers to maximize throughput of features from "code complete" to "in production," without causing chaos and disruption to the IT environment. He has worked with some of the top Internet companies on improving deployment flow and increasing the rigor around IT operational processes.
Robert Baillargeon, Vice President of Engineering, Sodius
What is the Automotive Workbench Solution? It’s a software and systems engineering development workbench, founded in a cloud-based, multi-vendor offering (Electric Cloud, CloudOne, Sodius, MethodPark, and IBM) that provides a one-stop shopping and delivery vehicle to you and your engineers. Electric Cloud's partner, Sodius, presents the benefits of the Automotive Workbench Solution at Spark 2013.
Providing a centralized system to manage the pipelines for all your applications can be daunting. Enabling several disparate teams to achieve continuous delivery can sound unrealistic. How do you satisfy the need for visibility, scalability, consistency, repeatability, and flexibility with a single tool? Learn how Electric Cloud created a solution to help you accomplish these goals.
Manish Aggarwal, Principal Engineer, Software, LSI
LSI had a large and growing number of test cases for testing different variants of chipsets, features and platforms. QA was unable to handle the scale of testing needed for a release. An automation solution was devised around Electric Cloud's ElectricCommander to allow test case selection based on multiple user-selected criteria and then execute those set of test cases manually or on a schedule. Results of those test cases were automatically emailed to users. This presentation describes improvements the automated system brought to the LSI team.
Hundreds of organizations and thousands of developers across the world use Electric Cloud’s ElectricAccelerator. They already benefit from the advanced, sophisticated, software build acceleration solution, which is optimized for Visual Studio and make-based development environments. With the latest ElectricAccelerator release of the Visual Studio integration, the product took a leap forward in terms of usability and configurability for an optimized software build environment. Combine that enhanced usability with the incredible build performance of the ElectricAccelerator engine which can speed builds by up to 15x, and you have a turnkey solution to create a world-class build cloud.
Join us in this webinar to learn about:
-The new capabilities of the ElectricAccelerator-Visual Studio integration
-How to reap the benefits of this release in your existing build environment
-Upcoming product benefits
John Penoyer, Group Manager, Engineering Panasonic, Steve Brodie, CEO Electric Cloud & John McDonald, CEO CloudOne
Join a special panel of experts from Panasonic, CloudOne and Electric Cloud who have collaborated with several automotive ecosystem partners to deliver a first-to-market cloud experience for software development. In this Webinar, you will learn about:
•How Panasonic is leveraging cloud-based common platform to support globally integrated, always-on development of PASA in-vehicle systems.
•Motivations and real-life experience moving an Engineering Enterprise to the Cloud
•Improving utilization through the distribution of work across shared cloud resources
•The role of automation, cloud, and build acceleration in reducing idle wait states to enable more testing opportunities
•Leveraging continuous delivery and DevOps with existing ALM tools
Jeffery Hammond, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester and Anders Wallgren, CTO at Electric Cloud
Are you overwhelmed with the challenges of releasing today's complex business applications? Does it feel like you will never able to hit the market window or quality bar set by your business peers?
An effective release management process is a critical capability for organizations that want to get an edge on their competition through innovative software systems and services. Putting process guidelines in place and automating the build process are good first steps, but there are many additional tactics that organizations can use to increase their release capacity, from time-boxed releases, to milestone release schedule, up through continuous delivery of software changes.
Join Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Jeffrey Hammond and Electric Cloud CTO Anders Wallgren as they discuss five specific ways to streamline your release management processes with an eye toward faster, more predictable delivery of world class software.
Christopher Rommel, VP of Embedded Technology at VDC
We all know that Agile enables software organizations to continuously deliver working software faster to customers (internal or external). This helps software teams to not only deliver products faster but also in tune with the changing market needs. In practice however, organizations still struggle to get the full benefits of Agile methodology because they have not fully automated their practices (development, build, test, release).
Join us to hear Christopher Rommel, VP of M2M and Embedded Technology at VDC, address the fundamental issues and recommendations you should consider as you adopt Agile:
1. Drivers for adopting Agile
2. Critical organizational, process and tooling issues to consider and pitfalls to avoid
3. Recommendations on how to do this right by automating your processes
Automate & Accelerate Your Software Development & Deployment
Electric Cloud solutions automate and accelerate the software application development and delivery (build-test-release-deploy) process, enabling organizations to deliver their business-critical applications to market faster, with higher quality and improved infrastructure utilization. Leader in Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Agile enablement technology