Continuous Discussions (#c9d9): Episode 11 Recap – Build Acceleration

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If you build it - they will come

It happens after coding. But before testing. It’s the software build step – and it’s a big part of Continuous Integration. As lines of code (LOC) become exponentially larger, applications more complex and more critical to your business - how can you keep builds fast and accurate ? Yesterday on #c9d9 we got to hear from folks on what needs to happen - from a tooling and process perspective - to accelerate your builds. Learn about the impact that long/complex/many builds have on your pipeline, how to deal with dependencies and legacy code, and some concrete tips for making sure your builds go faster, while not sacrificing accuracy, or your sanity.

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"The longer it takes to do a full build, the less often it happens." -@domfar #c9d9 — CloudBees (@electriccloud) March 3, 2015

"Long tests teach people bad habits; they don't pay attention to the tests to make needed changes." -@mpchlets — CloudBees (@electriccloud) March 3, 2015

"If I have time to get up & have a chat, I am going to lose focus." @mykelalvis at today's #c9d9 . #DevOps — CloudBees (@electriccloud) March 3, 2015

Is it apathy/lazyness? @emelski - "That's not a fair question. Everyone has good intentions & it's easy to slide into bad habits." #c9d9 — CloudBees (@electriccloud) March 3, 2015

This episode features:

Dominic (Dom) Faraone Dom has in depth experience architecting, deploying and automating enterprise hardware and software environments for a variety of industries. @domfar

Eric Melski A "developer's developer" who creates tools for developers; now principal software engineer at CloudBees, where he makes high-performance build tools. @emelski |

Florian Motlik Flo is the CTO and co-founder at Codeship, a hosted continuous delivery service. He's passionate about immutable infrastructure and helping teams build more productive processes. @flomotlik |

Mykel Alvis With over 35 years experience in software development, Mykel now spends his time coaching the DevOps team at a healthcare company, where he promotes automation and repeatability. His goal is for developers to reflexively perform the practices that are central to DevOps. @mykelalvis |

Michael Chletsos Michael has been straddling the world of Dev and Ops, now working remotely with teams across the world to help improve their workflows. @mpchlets

On the Next Episode of Continuous Discussions:

Join us on Tuesday, March 17th, at 10am PST , when we'll be talking about IoT, Over the Air Updates and CD . Add the event to your calendar » This episode will feature:

Aater Suleman CEO of Flux7, helping companies use AWS infrastructure to improve business agility & continuity. Flux7 deploys web apps across various technology stacks. @FutureChips |

Shailesh Mangal - Zephyr’s technology visionary, has been developing and testing enterprise and web applications for more than 20 years using; Flex, LCDS, AIR, Java, Ruby, Groovy, etc. @yourzephyr |

Walter Buga Arynga CEO: Telecom expert, and serial entrepreneur with extensive knowledge of high-tech markets, products, and technologies. @arynga1

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