After one year of regular work on our build mechanism and Continuous Integration infrastructure, we are able to provide RCP products, along with their complete test suite, more than 3 times faster than before.
And guess what, we are using less physical resources.
The path to this result was quite long and sometimes tedious, but we finally managed it. I will share our experience and provide tips so you can speed up your own build. I will also mention which improvements are coming.
I will explain the methods used to identify bottlenecks and which technical solutions we applied (and the ones we dropped). This talk will go through the usage and possibilities brought by Tycho, Target Platforms, Hudson/Jenkins with some of its plugins and a Maven Repository Manager.