I was talking to a new business acquaintance the other day and had a really interesting exchange. It went something like this: Him: So, what does Sonatype do? Me: We work in the software development realm doing this new thing called Software Supply Chain Automation. Him: What does that mean? Me: Well, modern software is, […]
Another BIG Milestone Active Nexus repository manager instances have grown to another record high. As of today, we surpassed the milestone of 60,000 active Nexus installations! And, YOU, our user community made it happen. With Nexus at the heart of software supply chains and everything continuous, we are excited about all of the great work being done […]
People want to get going with DevOps or Continuous Delivery, but need a place to start. Others are already on their way, but need some validation of their choices. In April, I published the first volume of DevOps and Continuous Delivery reference architectures which has now been viewed over 37,000 times on SlideShare (it’s free […]
DevOps.com has compiled a list of companies they believe to be the most well known DevOps products in the market today. We are excited and honored to have Nexus nominated under the repository manager category. As DevOps.com put it — “To succeed in todays speed of business, app-centric world the old ways of doing business […]
I was astonished to see that many, if not all, of the core Supply Chain Management principles have yet to be or are just starting to be applied to the software industry.
Imagine that you are designing the 2016 Range Rover line of sport utility vehicles. Like all gas powered vehicles, each one needs an exhaust muffler. Range Rover likely has narrowed in on a preferred provider of mufflers. But imagine what would happen if the designers and factory line workers could pick from any one of 27 past versions of that muffler from their preferred provider for the new model year.
“Software may be eating the world, but rework is choking software”, tweeted John Jeremiah (@j_jeremiah). To shed more light on what is choking software, new data was released last week in the 2015 State of the Software Supply Chain Report.
Today I want to focus on the huge ecosystem of open source projects (“suppliers”) that feed a steady stream of innovative components into our software supply chains. In the Java ecosystem alone, there are now over 108,000 suppliers of open source components. Across all component types available to developers (e.g., RubyGems, NuGet, npm, Bower, PyPI, etc.), estimates now reach over 650,000 suppliers of open source projects.
In April of this year, I embarked on a six-week journey diving deep into an analysis of the world’s software supply chains. I evaluated the practices of 106,000 organizations, the 100,000+ suppliers they relied on, and the billions of software components that fueled their agile, continuous delivery and DevOps practices.
During my second day at DevOpsDays DC, I had the opportunity to catch up with a couple more industry thought leaders. First up, John Willis, DevOps Days core organizer and co-author the upcoming “DevOps Cookbook”.