On the 1st of March I will be joining my illustrious new colleagues at CloudBees. A heady mixture of ex-Sun, ex-JBoss and ex-Red Hat employees. So some of those new colleagues are actually old colleagues too, namely Harpreet, Kohsuke and Vivek.
CloudBees has a very compelling vision to push the full development-to-production cycle (build, test, deploy) into the cloud. They have been on a roll cranking out stuff at a rapid rate.
The CloudBees platform consists of two main pillars: DEV@cloud; and RUN@cloud. General availability was announced recently.
DEV@cloud enables developers to develop and build software in the cloud using the best Continuous Integration software available, namely Jenkins, as a service.
RUN@cloud enables developers to deploy software to the cloud.
There is an enormous amount of value to gained by integrating these two pillars together into one integrated platform.
My focus will be on Jenkins, Nectar and DEV@cloud. Exciting times ahead.
I have been watching, well lurking, as the s/Hudson/Jenkins events unrolled. For the moment lets just say that we are living in "interesting times" and given the outcome of the events I feel far more comfortable with Jenkins than I would be if involved with the alternative.
Between now and the 1st March i will be taking some time off, but the temptation to do a little hacking will be hard to resist! On verra...