How to accelerate your development

In the world of software development, whether that’s for a game, car, or computer, every second counts.

Delivering high-quality code quickly for a client can really be a make-or-break point for a project.

Nowadays, innovative computing solutions can help supercharge the development process and allow for developers to have a speedier development process. This is normally through automated workflows, data insights and advanced cache technology, to name a few. All of this enables a faster time-to-market than we’ve seen before.

In this article, we take a look at how you can accelerate your development and get the full potential of your development team without compromising on time.

Saving time

Development acceleration starts with the simple task of removing bottlenecks in the development process.

Virtualized Distributed Processing spreads out complex tasks like builds across the idle cores and resources in an on-prem or cloud network to accelerate them and cut down wasted time.

All the existing sat-doing-nothing computers can be harnessed and their CPUs utilised to speed-up draining processes and tasks. Incredibuild, for instance, can install a client on those existing computers on the network to generate aggregated power, as well as set up a ‘build farm’ of devices with the express purpose of acceleration.

This whole process reduces build times and can help increase developer productivity, particularly for large-scale projects.

Streamline testing

Testing in the development world is absolutely key to ensure quality, reliability and to check that everything is running smoothly within the code.

Despite this, running tests over and over can take up a lot of time, especially for larger projects and more complex coding.

Test acceleration technology can allow developers to test their code and projects across not just one computer but multiple. This means you can have several tests running at the same time so the results come in quicker. Issues can be identified and solved quickly and can lead to a higher quality output on release.

CI/CD Pipelines

CI/CD stands for Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, which is a key component of modern software development workflows. What this means in layman’s terms is as a pipeline, it’s a series of steps that should take place in order to create a new version of software.

It’s improving software delivery through automation of these steps. This can include development, testing, production and then the analysis of each phase during the cycle to be able to develop a better quality of code in a more secure and quicker way.

Remote Build Cache

Build Cache is a technology that integrates smoothly into build flow and allows developers to distribute code and projects, caching what they can, and distributing the rest. This leads to an acceleration of development through shorter cycles, faster iterations and changes and can also lead to saving money throughout the process.

Any previously compiled development and coding can be reused on different machines and in different environments where it’s needed. This can avoid anything that’s redundant and therefore can significantly reduce build times whilst preserving any valuable resources.

Scale through the cloud

Development is widely distributed these days as teams are often international which can sometimes make things more challenging when it comes to collaboration. The cloud helps to combat that by integrating workflows.

If you’re looking to scale up to meet increased demand, this can be the catalyst that enables that. It can also build a platform for analysis, insights and testing to monitor bottlenecks and spot areas for improvement across teams to deliver better software, faster.


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