Build Engineering

Codethink understands that the building and testing of software at scale is a significant challenge. From our extensive experience on working with clients, big and small, we provide a comprehensive toolkit to accelerate your build engineering processes.

We are able to recommend build tooling for you and the necessary infrastrucutre in order to support it.

All our development is done in the open, and we are involved in many of the communities that underpin build engineering at scale, such as Bazel, Buildstream, Buildbarn and Buildgrid.

Open partner

To solve these problems, leading technology organisations are increasingly turning to modern open source tools, such as Bazel, BuildStream, Buildgrid and Buildbarn which are explicitly designed to scale to very large teams and hugely complex systems.

These tools focus on reducing both the overhead required and the overall time taken to perform build and integration activities, while giving developers, integrators and managers a clearer understanding of these activities and the systems that they produce, and enabling large and/or distributed teams to collaborate in creating them.

Controlling the identity and management of changes

Change management is an essential component of any build and integration process. When working at scale, this may involve high volumes of changes, impacting multiple inter-related components and teams. Verifying these changes before merge, based on automated build and test as well as human review, also requires effective identity and policy management. To maximise the velocity and integrity of change, all of these processes need to be seamlessly integrated, to give developers, reviewers and approvers the feedback that they need.

Scalable solutions with an Open Source toolkit

Codethink has been tackling our clients’ toughest build and integration problems for the past decade, both creating tailored solutions and contributing to the development of open source technologies to advance the state of the art. As active participants of relevant development communities, Codethink is not only able to help organisations to adopt modern tooling, but also to extend that tooling to meet their specific needs, and to work with the relevant communities to ensure these extensions will remain available for the life of the tool.

How can we help you?

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