Is Agile Scalable? Two Technologies that Make It So

Adoption of Go for continuous integration (CI). Working seamlessly with Perforce versioning, has allowed fast feedback and unprecedented visibility into product quality.

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Caplin Trader is a Rich Internet Application (RIA) framework for Caplin Xaqua, Caplin’s single-dealer platform (SDP) frame-work. Caplin Trader is designed for deployment in the capital markets and enables banks to build an RIA that works within any browser.

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“A year ago, if a check-in that broke an acceptance test was committed, it wouldn’t be highlighted till the next morning. With Go, this break-fix-verify process has been slashed from 48 hours to just one.”

Andrew MacLeod, Software Architect

The Challenge

  • Ensuring the reliability and low-latency of data delivered to multiple versions of I browsers takes a commitment to frequent testing.
  • Extensive testing, involving thousands of unit, integration and acceptance tests, which are run on every browser the framework supports, as well as in different UI themes.

How did Go help?

  • Provided a continuous integration environment to compile code modules and ensure that they received adequate test coverage before releases.
  • Integrated seamlessly with Perforce.
  • Allowed team to model pipelines to achieve maximum throughput.

The Results

  • The break-fix-verify process has been slashed from 48 hours to just one.
  • Product quality has risen immensely by having visibility and fast feedback

Read the full Caplin Case Study (PDF)