IncrediBuild, the leading solution provider of software development and continuous delivery acceleration technology, today announces the availability of IncrediBuild 6.0, which fully supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Preview.
Visual Studio 2015 is Microsoft’s newest version of Visual Studio, supporting cross-platform mobile development, web and cloud development, and offering IDE productivity enhancements.
“This release is only a taste of what is planned in 2015 to accelerate multi- and cross-platform development,” said Eyal Maor, CEO of IncrediBuild. “With the combination of IncrediBuild and Visual Studio 2015, continuous interoperability is possible across multiplatform development for Windows desktops and Windows and Android tablets and mobile devices.”
IncrediBuild allows builds to execute in parallel over the entire network and in the cloud, substantially increasing performance, speeding build time, and improving developer productivity. IncrediBuild ensures Android compilations are much faster by offering parallel compilation at the project level. For example, a standard build takes more than 3 minutes on an 8-core machine with 100 two-second Android compilation tasks. With IncrediBuild, the same task takes 12 seconds.
The latest version of IncrediBuild adds support for shared projects, allowing developers to build applications for Windows and Windows Phone simultaneously, sharing code, user controls, styles, strings, and other assets between the two projects in Visual Studio. Supporting cross-platform development, IncrediBuild offers additional productivity features such as build visualization, easy error detections, the ability to inspect build output per project, build management, and replays.
IncrediBuild’s new predictive mechanism highly optimizes Visual Studio’s MSBuild’s throughput for both Android and Windows-target C++ builds. This means that cross-platform builds executed with IncrediBuild ensure maximum utilization of cores in single machine, multiple machines, or even remotely. IncrediBuild’s higher throughput increases distributed execution scalability especially when processing multiple projects with inter-dependencies.
In addition, with IncrediBuild FreeDev – IncrediBuild’s free offering – developers can enjoy multi-CPU support to accelerate local Android builds by a factor of 5-to-10. Scaling this with additional agents enables significantly more time reduction.
“At Microsoft, we recognize developers are working under tremendous pressure to release great products across multiple platforms,” said Tom Lindeman, Director of Partner and Channel Marketing at Microsoft Corp. “IncrediBuild’s technology further enhances the cross-platform offerings built into Visual Studio, helping developers quickly deliver high-quality applications to several of the most popular platforms.”