September 9, 2014

You Live, You Learn, Then You Get Perforce Swarm

MERGE User Conference
Helix Swarm

Electric Cloud helps companies deliver better software faster by automating and accelerating build, test, and deployment processes at scale. As experts in all things development, we were picky when it came to selecting a new code review tool, but Perforce Swarm ended up being just what the doctor ordered.

As our own development team strives to achieve Continuous Delivery, code review and pretested commits are processes we follow religiously to ensure bad code does not make its way to production. Until we migrated to Swarm, the two were considered separate but vital portions of the development process. Swarm enabled us to combine a pretested commit with the corresponding code review, which drastically simplified the commit process, gave the reviewers more context, and reduced the possibility of a bad commit.

During my presentation at MERGE 2014, I’ll discuss the evolution of our development processes and why we chose Swarm as our code review tool of choice. I’ll cover how we migrated from an existing code review tool to Swarm, created an integration between the tool and our CI system, and the impact it had on developer productivity. Attendees will learn how to best incorporate code review into their development process.

I’m looking forward to the conference and hope to see you there!


MERGE 2014, the Perforce Conference, is September 17-19 in San Francisco. Register now to hear from Electric Cloud and other innovators!