As a software company run by developers for developers, two core engineering values define us. Dogfooding is number one. Since we are our primary user, dogfooding ElasticBox helps us learn firsthand what we would otherwise have to learn later and more painfully from customer experiences. Our second engineering value is to deploy daily to keep ourselves honest and tighten the feedback loop with customers. Today, we live both these values through CI/CD with the ElasticBox Jenkins Plugin. Here, we share why and how we implemented it. Read More
Jim Meyer is a VP of Engineering at HP Cloud, Helion OpenStack distribution. His mantra for engineering is three words: Velocity beats everything. Velocity gives your engineering teams the ability to do more in unit time while giving them the power of context and control. He recently visited us at ElasticBox where he shared interesting insights on this engineering approach. We think ElasticBox complements this vision quite well. Here are some of his insights on CI/CD and how it leads to engineering velocity. Read More
Don’t you love free stuff? When it comes to automation, open source tools are coveted because they attract support from the developer community. So we compiled a list of the best. Take a look. Read More
We last showed how ElasticBox works with Jenkins to run workloads on remote machines in any cloud, any pre-defined slave build environment. This time, we make it easy to handle GitHub pull requests. The ElasticBox Jenkins plugin directly manages the GitHub pull request lifecycle. So what does that mean to you? Read More
In the last decade, we’ve been devising a number of tools and platforms like Jenkins, GitHub, ElasticBox to fully automate software development and build processes.
Automating software builds has one big challenge. How to keep the rigor of a gated check-in process in place as we automate triggers, builds, and deployment environments in each stage? Read More