Accelerating Software Delivery


2013 | 2012 | 2011
Electric Cloud 2014 Predictions - Delivering Applications for Tomorrow's Enterprise Cloud

By Anders Wallgren
VMblog, November 18, 2013

"As the world we live in becomes more connected through cloud and mobility, 2014 will be the year that organizations start to transform their business through the cloud..."

How cloud accelerates development and delivery of in-car software

By Joe McKendrick
ZDNet, September 5, 2013

"Panasonic's head of engineering explains how moving development tools and platforms into the cloud enabled the company to pick up the pace of software delivery for in-car systems..."

The Benefits of Fail-Safe Application Deployments

Build Doctor, July 17, 2013

"Enterprises are building, testing, and deploying software faster and more frequently now than at any point in the past. Faced with unprecedented demands, many of these software development..."

Electric Cloud Reveals How Software Developers Are Spending Their Time

By Ashish Kuthiala
DZone, July 4, 2013

"Electric Cloud compiled more than 1,200 responses from software developers on where they spend time during the work week. And what the data findings highlighted was a problem in software..."

Accelerating Build and Test Leads to Faster Software Deployment—A Really Big Deal with Android

RTC Magazine, May, 2013 [pages 10-12]

"As software development moves toward the agile approach, the need to build test and use software under development becomes more critical."

How Software Developers Really Spend
Their Time

By Lauren Orsini
RW10, April 25, 2013

"It turns out, at least according to a survey conducted by software delivery service Electric Cloud, that developers spend almost 20% of their time... waiting."

Parasoft and Electric Cloud Partner To Eliminate Software Release Bottlenecks with Service Virtualization and Continuous Delivery

Yahoo Finance, April 25, 2013

"New Service Virtualization and Continuous Delivery offering helps customers bring higher-quality software to market faster at lower costs..."

Electric Cloud accelerates Android device development

By Susan Rambo
Embedded, April 1, 2013

"With Android release cycles becoming shorter, a BTR (build, test, release) accelerator from Electric Cloud is designed to help Android device developers stay on top of Android's..."

DevOps teams are on the move

By Alexandra Weber Morales
SD Times, March 29, 2013

"Admit it. You think of operations and that dated stereotype of a bearded guy in a dusty data center still pops up. And even though 'development' isn't that much of an improvement over its predecessor..."

Techniques to Accelerate High Quality Android® Device Delivery

By Ashish Kuthiala
DZone, March 26, 2013

"Android is enjoying an unprecedented march, and there's no sign of this momentum slowing. Thanks to its quality, breadth, and open source Linux heritage backed by Google, Android is..."

Zapping Android's Speedy Cycle

By Adrian Bridgwater
Dr. Dobb's Journal, February 22, 2013

"Electric Cloud has announced a software delivery acceleration solution optimized for the Android open source-based mobile operating system. With claims of up to 75 percent faster software delivery times..."

Electric Cloud Announces Android Software Delivery Solution

By Eric Gregory
DZone, February 22, 2013

"One of the biggest challenges to efficiency for Android manufacturers is building, testing, and releasing machines for each version of Android OS, all while Android is constantly evolving under their feet..."

Electric Cloud Launches Software Delivery Solution for Android Devices

By Mandira Srivastava
Cloud Data Center - TMCnet, February 20, 2013

"Android devices are made by a wide variety of manufacturers and attracting millions of customers each and every week. As the popularity and demand of Android devices is increasing..."

Devops: Model First, Automate Later

By Lori MacVittie
Dev Central, January 23, 2013

"When I was a young software developer I had an interview at a large transportation company. This was when object-oriented principles were still the "thing" and Java hadn't quite yet become the language du jour — but it soon would..."

2013 | 2012 | 2011
Electric Cloud, Wind River Team on Mobile Testing for Android Devices

By Vance McCarthy
Integration Developer News, November, 2012

"Electric Cloud is working with Wind River to improve the speed and quality of mobile apps with an integrated lifecycle management suite for Andoid phones and tablets. The technology integration..."

Agile Testing Acceleration To The Power Of x6

By Adrian Bridgwater
Dr. Dobb's Journal, October 31, 2012

"The new joint solution marries Parasoft's development testing platform — with its spectrum of automated practices from static analysis, to unit testing, to peer code review — with Electric Cloud's technologies for automating and..."

Is Your Software Stuck in Transit? Electric Cloud Aims to Fast-Track Release Cycles

By Bruce Hadley
Software CEO, October 16, 2012

"Electric Cloud is a software developer in the DevOps space — meaning, the company's technology automates and accelerates software application development and delivery..."

Electric Cloud Refines App Deployment

By Adrian Bridgwater
Dr. Dobb's Journal, October 10, 2012

"DevOps optimization company Electric Cloud has joined PTC's PartnerAdvantage Program and so will now offer customers its application deployment solution, ElectricDeploy, integrated with PTC Integrity..."

What free can cost you: Evaluating the caveats of open source

By Ashish Kuthiala, Electric Cloud
Embedded Computing Design, August 15, 2012

"On the surface, open-source software tools appear to be a free solution for today's embedded application developers. Just download the software and you're ready to go, with the entire open-source..."

Devops Proverb: Process Practice Makes Perfect

By Lori MacVittie
Sys-Con Media, August 1, 2012

"Some idioms are cross-cultural and cross-temporal. They transcend cultures and time, remaining relevant no matter where or when they are spoken. These idioms are often referred to as proverbs, which carries with it a sense of..."

Building QuickBooks: How Intuit Manages 10 Million Lines of Code

By J.D. Hildebrand and Andrew Binstock
Dr. Dobb's Journal, July 30, 2012

"Intuit Inc. was founded in 1983 as the publisher of Quicken, an MS-DOS financial-management system for individuals. Quicken's success led to a host of follow-up products, including..."

DevOps Crisis Starts to Spiral Out of Control

By Michael Vizard
Channel Insider, July 19, 2012

"As IT organizations move to embrace agile development methodologies, the increased volume of new application updates they are creating are overwhelming their IT operations teams. That creates a unique opportunity..."

DevOps Feud Set to Come to a Head

By Michael Vizard
IT Business Edge, July 19, 2012

"The feud between developers and IT operations teams is likely to come to head with the launch this week of a new framework that gives developers a lot more control over how and when applications are deployed..."

Electric Cloud releases DevOps solution

By David Rubinstein
SD Times, July 18, 2012

"Electric Cloud today took a leap into the deep end of the DevOps pool with the release of ElectricDeploy, a tool designed to help automate the deployment of complex, multi-tier (typically J2EE) applications..."

DevOps Automation Provider Adds Auto Deployment

By John K. Waters
Application Development Trends, July 18, 2012

"Essentially a tool for automating the deployment of complex, multi-tier applications (think Java 2 EE), the new solution integrated with the company's flagship ElectricCommander app..."

Monitoring Monsters: How CERN Stopped Breaking Its Big Data Analytics Tool

By Loraine Lawson
IT Business Edge, July 2, 2012

"CERN's scientists have about 200 petabytes of data collected on azion monsters. To do that, the scientists write their own code to analyze the data on ROOT..."

CERN automates application development with Electric Cloud

By Sophie Curtis
TechWorld, May 15, 2012

"The European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) is using automation technology from Electric Cloud to accelerate the application development efforts of more than 10,000 users of..."

Embedded software test tools are a growing market

By Lou Covey
NewsTechPress, April 12, 2012

"The explosive growth of portable and wireless technology is a driver for similar growth in embedded software development. However, according to Global Embedded Software..."

Agile Adoption: Key Challenges to Scaling Up

By Anders Wallgren, March 19, 2012

"Making the transition from legacy methodologies, such as waterfall, to Agile development seems like a no-brainer. Delivering better-quality, more efficiently developed software applications is a goal that appeals to entire organizations..."

The Shrinking Expanding World of CI

By Andrew Binstock
Dr. Dobb's Journal, February 28, 2012

"Continuous integration is undergoing somewhat of a renaissance as continuous delivery (and its sidekick, DevOps) begin to find adoption in many enterprises. Simultaneously, the number of viable CI packages is shrinking quickly..."

Electric Cloud CEO: We automate agile development

By Eric Knorr
InfoWorld, February 27, 2012

"An explosion of tools and platforms is making app dev much more complex. Mike Maciag, CEO of Electric Cloud, offers cross-platform workflow and automation to rationalize it all..."

Electric Cloud Offers 1-Year Free Access to App Build Tool

By Darryl K. Taft
eWeek, February 14, 2012

"Electric Cloud is offering developers one year of free access to its ElectricAccelerator Developer Edition (EADE) tool that the company claims can improve app build times by 70 percent..."

Electric Cloud Shows Developer Love on Valentine's Day

By Adrian Bridgwater
Dr. Dobb's Journal, February 14, 2012

"Sunnyvale-based Electric Cloud is trying a little programmer love and philanthropy this season by offering a free one-year subscription to its ElectricAccelerator Developer Edition..."

2013 | 2012 | 2011
GE's journey from waterfall to Agile practices

By Christina Torode, September 27, 2011

"When Paul Rogers said he wanted to replace the traditional waterfall software development processes in General Electric Co.'s Energy division with the Agile practice of two-week iterations, the division's business leaders told him..."

Devops gets developers and admins on the same page

By Paul Krill
InfoWorld, September 27, 2011

"Your developers want to deploy a variety of dev and test systems yesterday, and your IT admins don't have time to do all that work so quickly, and they don't want a motley collection of dev environments..."

Electric Cloud Offers Free Trial License

By Stephen Noonoo
THE Journal, September 6, 2011

"The workgroup edition employs nearly all of the same features as the company's enterprise product, but is designed specifically for smaller organizations, such as schools or districts, with fewer application developers..."

Electric Cloud plugs in ElectricCommander 4.0

By Adrian Bridgwater
Dr. Dobb's Journal, August 26, 2011

"Electric Cloud has fired up its newly announced ElectricCommander 4.0 product this week. The new tool features software artifact management, policy-based cloud resource management, and integration with..."

2011 Inc. 500|5000

Inc., August 23, 2011

"America's fastest growers span all industries, states, and revenue brackets. They comprise franchises, do business all over the world, and are among the most-trafficked internet websites..."

Local non-profit educational institutions benefit from Electric Cloud product

By Cathy O'Brien
San Jose Examiner, August 12, 2011

"For non-profit organizations, every penny counts, and we want to give development teams at colleges, universities and other non-profit educational institutions access..."

Top 110 cloud computing enablers gaining mind share in 2Q 2011

By Ray Depena
Cloud Computing Journal, July 5, 2011

"Today we take a look at the first half of 2011 to see which Cloud players are gaining mind share. In addition to the 'Top 110 Cloud Enablers Gaining Mind Share,' I have included 'The Leaderboard'..."

Video Interview: Anders Walgren, CTO, Discusses Best Practices for Virtualisation (UK)

By Christian Harris
BCW, June 25, 2011

"Everyone is talking about virtualisation today, but how can you really make it work for you? Those looking to move beyond the hype and into practical application will benefit from best practices..."

Private Clouds for Dev-Test: Solving the Struggle Between IT and Dev

By Mike Maciag
Cloud Computing Journal, June 2, 2011

"It's an age-old struggle. IT works hard to provide top-of-the-line infrastructure, while developers juggle the build-test-deploy cycle. Somewhere in the middle things get lost in translation..."

Lashing Down Operations To Real World Requirements

By Adrian Bridgwater
Dr. Dobb's, February 1, 2011

"Developers and IT can often work at odds says the company, but the rise of the so-called Development Operations team (or DevOps) acknowledges this problem and assigns ownership..."

Electric Cloud Automates Private Environment For Developers

By Charles Babcock
Information Week, February 1, 2011

"Mike Maciag, CEO, of Electric Cloud, says ElectricCommander is intended to overlay a set of virtualized enterprise servers and enable developers to provision themselves with..."

Electric Cloud Brings Private Development Clouds to the Masses

By Mitch Pronschinske
DZone, January 25, 2011

"There is a gap between what IT provides and what developers must use to ship software. The virtual and physical machines that IT provides are unaware of the tools and processes that developers..."

Electric Cloud looks to buttress private cloud development

By Alex Handy
SD Times, January 25, 2011

"Mike Maciag, CEO of Electric Cloud, said that enterprises that have constructed internal, private clouds aren't necessarily ready for development teams to make use of those clouds..."

Electric Cloud Partners with Eucalyptus Systems and rPath to Power Private Development Clouds

By Mitch Pronschinske
DZone, January 25, 2011

"ElectricCommander interfaces directly with Eucalyptus to automatically provide development with the compute resources they need whether they are inside or outside the firewall..."

2012/2013 | 2011 | 2010
Continuous integration:
Not just for agile anymore

By Lisa L. Morgan
SD Times, October 15, 2010

"Continuous integration has become a staple in many organizations because it allows software teams to improve product quality, save time, lower the number of failed deployments and reduce..."

The 2013 SD Times 100: Winner

DevOps & SCM

Cycles have shrunk down to weeks instead of months, and constant progress in a product is the norm. Being able to leverage code into new features and products, and getting those deployed quickly, is critical to a business' success. Companies have adjusted to this new reality, but not without help. These organizations provided the tools to make sure companies found the timely updates they were looking for.

The 2012 SD Times 100: Winner

Development Tools & CI

In this new category, the editors of SD Times recognize that the way development is done today has changed from how software was created only a decade ago. No longer do projects take 18 months, with features locked down a year before final delivery. Software today is built in rapid iterations, with continuous builds and integration into the product for multiple updates per year.

The 2011 SD Times 100: Winner


This year sees the merger of these two categories into one, as we have seen "life-cycle management" expand to include such concepts as continuous integration and delivery, and agile development. These are the companies that make the tools that help enterprises stay current with changes in their industry and take advantage of new opportunities.

2009 Voke Innovator

Recognized for Innovation & Contribution to Application Lifecycle

The 19 enterprise software companies chosen this year as voke Innovators demonstrate profound market impact while advancing innovation and transforming the global software lifecycle. Market impact and innovation is determined by acceptance, usefulness, and creativity of the solution. Lifecycle transformation is determined by ongoing communication, collaboration, and connectivity across constituents within the global lifecycle.