A few weeks ago, a few of us joined the Jenkins community at the Jenkins User Conference 2012 in San Francisco. Our presentation “Improving Software Quality Using Component Lifecycle Management with Jenkins” given by Manfred Moser, was very well attended and there seemed to be a lot of interest. A video of our presentation has now been posted here and you can download the slides as well.
Have Jenkins (or Hudson) up and running, and want to give Insight for CI plugin a try? The plugin is available in the plugin center and easy to install and configure. — Just add a post build step and configure it to scan (e.g. your build output war file). Get the plugin.
Summary and component results are completely free and will give you a very good indication of the security and license issues (or better their absence) of your software. We’ve even got you covered for manual scans – have a try with Insight App Health Check.
Before JavaOne 2012 a few of us joined the Jenkins community at the Jenkins User Conference 2012 in San Francisco as Gold Sponsors. We had a great time talking to KK, Andrew and others as well as showcasing Insight For CI for Jenkins at the booth. The presentation about “Improving Software Quality Using Component Lifecycle Management with Jenkins” was very well attended and there seemed to be a lot of interest. In case you missed it you are however in luck …
Central is a critical resource for developers. If you develop Java applications and use Maven, Gradle, or Ivy, Central is what has made it easy for you to consume libraries using dependency declarations in your builds. For more than a decade, Central has been a solid, reliable presence supporting the community and making it easier not just for developers to consume software but also for open source projects to distribute software to the public. Before Central, assembling the dependencies and components that went into your project was a pain in the neck; after Central, the process of downloading dependencies became automatic.
Only a few years ago, Central was a single Dell server running in a Contegix datacenter in St. Louis (you can see it here). From 2007 to 2011 the server was used 12 billion times by 14.3 million unique IP addresses, and since then traffic from a world of developers has only continued to increase. Over the years we’ve invested in both capacity and stability improvements, but today I’m announcing what I consider to be the biggest improvement to date.
Today we announced an agreement with EdgeCast Networks. EdgeCast Networks is a CDN with global reach that we are going to use to both accelerate the delivery and increase the availability of Central. Every Java developer who uses Maven, Gradle, or Ivy (possibly every Java developer in the world) will see immediate improvements in the speed of Central. Index downloads and artifact downloads will be served from one of EdgeCast’s 21 points of presence distributed over four continents. Your builds are going to run faster because of Sonatype’s agreement with EdgeCast.
In addition to this, Sonatype Nexus Pro customers will now have access to end-to-end Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, bringing a greater level of security to their software development processes.
We’re planning a Sonatype Meetup in New York City on Wednesday, July 25 at 6PM. Jason will be giving an informal talk on the next phase of Apache Maven-based development and how Sonatype is tackling all the hard problems in component lifecycle management. After that, he’ll be giving a sneak peek of our product roadmap for both Nexus and Insight. He’ll be hanging out afterwards to talk shop over drinks and appetizers.
We’ve booked a great space at The Eventi Hotel (851 Avenue of the Americas), but space is limited. If you are in the New York area and interested in attending, please register by completing this form and we will save you a space and send you more details. Hope you can make it!
With nearly 19,000 active instances of Nexus around the world, we thought we would reach out and ask the community to share their Nexus stories and experiences with us. Over the last six weeks we held our Nexus Stories Contest and we were blown away by the tremendous response we received from around the globe.
Thank you to all of you who took the time to participate. We hope you are all enjoying your wicked awesome Nexus mugs! As promised, we will be sharing your Nexus stories on our blog over the coming weeks.
After the overwhelming response we received, we decided drawing one grand prize winner just wasn’t good enough (plus we love to take advantage of Jason every chance we get). So we decided to draw three grand prize winners! Our three lucky winners will each be receiving one day of onsite consulting with Jason van Zyl. Our grand prize winners are:
Alexis Morelle, Colombes, France
Rueben Jimenez, San Francisco, CA
Henry Hughes, Los Angeles, CA
Congratulations to our winners and thanks again to everyone who participated!
Stay tuned next week, when we will be sharing some of your stories on what life was like, before Nexus.