Sean Walbran
Sean Walbran
Staff Performance Engineer
Sean is a Staff Performance Engineer at Socialcast, working on making anything and everything faster, more efficient, and more scalable. With a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Dallas, and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Minnesota, he has professional experience in computational physics simulation and global e-commerce research, infrastructure, and development. Sean also enjoys travel, linguistics, spending time with his family, playing soccer, and bicycling.
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How We Reduced Our Rails Test Runtimes By 10x

|   Jan 11, 2012
Testing code is a core requirement for delivering quality software products. Like many others, at Socialcast we strive for comprehensive automated test coverage, and apply tight quality controls -- including, but not limited to, requiring that each code release passes all tests with no failures in a controlled, continuous-integration (CI) testing environment. In order to iteratively develop and quickly deliver innovations and improvements to our products, it's imperative that we keep the testing feedback cycle quick. Slow test suites mean that developers are less likely to execute the complete set of tests before promoting code, increasing the likelihood of CI test failures. Worse, they also increase the cost and risk of those failures:… Read more »

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Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California. www.socialcast.com