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There's a new report out from our pals at ZeroTurnaround's Rebel Labs covering the value of continuous integration, commonly used tools & technologies (Atlassian's own Bamboo gets a nice shout-out), and how CI works in a team setting. Whether you're an agilist getting your team started with CI, or automated testing enthusiast looking to scale up and trick out your system, you'll want to read this. Or you could just read it for the StarCraft references http://vimeo.com/57681312 Get the

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In the process of digging around investigating a performance issue with our internal build agents, I discovered rogue fluxbox processes taking 100% CPU on a large number of our build agents, here's a write up of how I found them. On a particular host you can get a vague idea of how busy a host is by the load average, for example: This doesn't tell you much. How has the value changed over time? We use collectd to collect system statistics from all our Build Engineering systems (physical and

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3 Reasons We Love Custom Revision Builds

About once a day, I wish I could go back and ask a question differently or pursue an opportunity that has passed me by. Oh, to hop in a DeLorian and try the deli's special of the day instead of ordering my usual ol' turkey ruben! It was in that spirit that Bamboo satisfied a popular feature request to build from an arbitrary revision number - a way to travel back in time and isolate a particular changeset. And we wasted no time taking advantage of it ourselves. Here's how: What Makes Time Travel

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Your 2013 Continuous Delivery Resolution Just Got Easier

This is a guest post by Krishnan Badrinarayanan - product marketing manager for LiveRebel. A Java geek turned product marketer, Krishnan is well versed with issues that plague IT teams and is passionate about applying technology to solve their challenges. As a SaaS vendor, provider of online apps, or online retailer you already understand how important, although challenging, it is to meet constantly evolving user needs, and offer around-the-clock, worldwide availability. This especially holds true

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Top 10 Bamboo Features of 2012 (part 2)

...and we're back! Just one work-week until Santa (who adopted Kanban last year, and thankfully the elves are not in crunch mode). Let's kick it off by resuming our Top 10 countdown. #5: Build from Custom Revision It's pretty common to have Bamboo poll your repository for changes every 3-5 minutes. And it's pretty common for more than one change to be committed during that interval. Usually that's no big deal. But sometimes troubleshooting a bug, or making a release candidate, requires more

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Top 10 Bamboo Features of 2012

Oh December, how we love thee... sugar plums dance upon office snack tables, Hollywood finally releases the year's Oscar contenders to theaters, and you can't so much as refill your egg-nog without tripping on a Top 10 list. So in the grand tradition of news anchors, the Billboard charts and every teen magazine in publication, we've put together a list of our own. Drumroll please!... #10: Rerun Builds Ever released a broken build to production? It's ok, you can admit it - we're all friends here.

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