Hudson Growth - Plugins, Jobs, Eclipse

Hudson continues to show very nice growth; This post reports on three different indicators. Seiji Sogabe recently did an analysis of the addition of newHudson plugins, and the pace is accelerating: there were 55 new plugins in 2008, while half-way through 2009 we already are up to 44. Seiji represented this new created a chart to show this graphically in a chart, also shown to the left. See Kohsuke's post for an english version of Seiji's note. The number of job offerings atInde...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 | Hudson | Read More

Hudson Support for EC2, Selenium Grid and Swarms

Kohsuke has been releasing additional Hudson features in preparation for his JavaOne Presentations. The latest additions are a new EC2 Plugin, support for Selenium Grid and the ability to easily enlist a Swarm of Computers to leverage sub-utilized desktops. The swarm approach seems a good way to leverage the isolation provided by VirtualBox (see last week's Webinar) to convince your co-workers to donate spare cycles.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | Hudson | Read More

No Longer Punch Cards... Nor Laptops! - Hudson Services On The Cloud

Many years ago, one would write a program by punching aCard Deck on yourPuncher, submitting it (with a rubber band) and then getting back a printout... Then we went throughTeletypes,CRTs,Workstations and today'sLaptops. So, how does the future look like? I like a hybrid solution where we use our "local" computation device(s)and also services "on the cloud" that expand, complement, or just interact with one or more local devices and/or agents.Kenaiis already providing some of...

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | Hudson | Read More

A Hudson Release Milestone and New CLI with Groovy Support

Two weeks agoHudson reached release 1.300 (yep,three hundred releases, and the latest is already 1.303!) and Kohsuke wrote a short Commemoration Post summarizing some of the accomplishments. By all metrics the project is doing very well: I'll argue that Hudson is now the leading CI tool, the traffic onUSERS@Hudson is over 1200/month and the project is very well grounded in the community with over 140 committers. As adoption continues to grow,Kohsuke is adjusting the community...

Sunday, May 3, 2009 | Hudson | Read More

Hudson, Bazaar, Drizzle and OpenGrok - And OSS Software Adoption Inside a Corporation

What is the connection betweenOpenGrok,Drizzle andBazaar?Hudson, the Continuous Integration system. Check out Jorgen's writeup describing his Presentation on using Hudson with OpenGrok, and Trond's note onBazaar Plugin, used withDrizzle Builds. Another connection is that Trond and Jorgen work in Sun's DataBase group inTrondheim, and you might think that is how they discovered Hudson, except that in a large, distributed, company,Open Source products often get adopted without...

Thursday, March 26, 2009 | Hudson | Read More

Provisioning Hadoop Using Hudson

Today, atCommunityOne East, Sun will announce more of itsCloud Initiative so it is appropriate to highlight Kohsuke's recent announcement on Hadoop, the Java-based Apache project that provides a framework for distributed data-intensive computation (Website,Wikipedia, NYTimes article). In a nutshell, Kohsuke has added a newHudson Plugin that can turn a Hudson cluster into a Hadoop cluster.Hudson is very easy to install and provisioning and Kohsuke is considering several...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | Hudson | Read More

Integrated Cloud Applications & Platform Services