DevOps has become one of the hottest buzzwords to hit the software industry. Everybody is talking about DevOps, and everybody is supposedly doing DevOps, but there isn’t really a solid definition of DevOps that has caught. Nevertheless, if you look up a few different sources, they all talk about collaboration between developers and IT operations that blurs the distinct differentiating lines that once separated them. Those who take the plunge into DevOps must learn their way forward into the age of continuous delivery, however, between the many tools on the market and the transition into Agile methodologies those first steps into the DevOps unknown can sometimes be shaky. That’s why JFrog is excited to be a part of CloudBees’ DevOps Express project that was announced in Jenkins World 2016.
DevOps Express brings 14 industry leaders to the same platform where they can share their knowledge, experience, and best practises with enterprises making the transition to DevOps, and JFrog is thrilled to be a part of this initiative.
JFrog and Jenkins go way back. In fact, using Jenkins CI was one of JFrog’s first steps into DevOps. We have always understood the game-changing importance of CI in the software industry and have supported Jenkins-CI since the early days of continuous integration through the Jenkins Artifactory Plugin. With Jenkins being a critical component of many of our customers’ ecosystems, our long-standing support has been for the mutual benefit of both the Jenkins community and Artifactory users. We make it a point to keep up with the latest developments in Jenkins-CI, and our latest release supports the Pipeline Jenkins Plugin to facilitate continuous delivery with Jenkins and Artifactory.
To further strengthen our ties with the Jenkins community we have hosted the local chapter of Jenkins User Conference (which has always been sold out) for the last five years. JUC gives us an opportunity to catch up with Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the creator Jenkins CI, and get a glimpse of his vision for the future of DevOps and CI, and to engage with our local Jenkins community to see all the different ways to build development and production ecosystems using Jenkins and Artifactory.
Our own Fred Simon, Co-Founder and Chief Architect at JFrog had the following to say about DevOpsExpress.
“Next gen DevOps will bring new tools and methodologies for accelerating software development. Those who automate their processes the most effectively will benefit the most. JFrog adheres to a universal approach to DevOps. We believe in the freedom to choose the best tools, in sharing best practices, and engaging with the community to help drive the DevOps evolution. We look forward to participating in DevOpsExpress.“
We’re proud to join CloudBees and the other partners in DevOpsExpress and look forward to sharing our DevOps experiences with the Jenkins community and anyone else making their foray into the exciting world of DevOps.
See you at Jenkins World.