MIPS

CloudBees Flow automated the overall Android build and test process while CloudBees Accelerator accelerated the Android builds

Before CloudBees

The MIPS team completed Android validation for MIPS reporting and identified the Compatibility Test Suite (CTS) execution as a bottleneck. Over 90 of the Android validation team’s effort was for CTS execution. They needed to support multiple concurrent Android releases. Each validation performed for multiple configurations with frequently interrupted CTS runs that required operator assistance and validation operation that was non-scalable, slow, time-consuming and resource-intensive.

How did CloudBees Help?

CloudBees Flow automated the overall Android build and test process while CloudBees Accelerator accelerated the Android builds. The CTS plan of execution has become scalable, modularized and configurable for optimal performance. Integrated with a Gerrit. Implementation consisting of 3 independent modules: Sync, Build, and Test—“Sync” included the integration of Gerrit, “Build” uses CloudBees Accelerator agents and “Test” is accelerated by a combination of an optimized number of resources and shards, leveraging CloudBees Flow. UI plug-in for CloudBees Flow was designed to facilitate task configuration.

  • Faster builds. Android build time reduced by 50.
  • Accelerated testing. Gerrit review cycle reduced by 96 and Android validation cycle time reduced by 76.
  • Increased productivity. Reduced effort allocated for CTS plan execution by 75.
  • Removed validation failures. Reduced errors introduced by an operator by 100.
  • Provided upgrade plan. Created path to enhance Gerrit integration, expand board-farm within CloudBees and integrate with the defect tracking system.
Android build times were reduced by 50. The Gerrit review cycle time by 96 and Android validation cycle time was reduced by 76.
Dinu Radian
Senior Software Program Manager, MIPS