Monday Aug 03, 2009

Hudson Adoption and CI and ALM News

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July is usually a slow month but instead was a record month for USERS@Hudson. Part of this is Hudson, part of this is that the whole space of CI and ALM seems to be growing.

Below are some recent additional links in this area, biased towards Hudson. Sun just released a commercial support for Hudson (within the GF WebStack) - I'll do a longer post tomorrow.

• From Sonatype, work on a Maven+Nexus+Hudson Image for EC2; Also looking for 3 FTE for Hudson.
• From the Sonar folks, a Plugin for Hudson; see John's note and the link at Sonar's Support Page.
• IBM products on Measured Capability Improvement Framework (!) and Cloud Computing for Developers.
CollabNet's ALM product, TeamForge, uses Hudson. See Features and Agile Support.
Atlassian seems interested in Software as Service.
• Oracle has some ALM Products (@Oracle, @eWeek). I'm sure we will learn more about them :-)
• New Hudson articles: Intro@SolitaryGeek and at DevX.

Added - Hudson is mentioned very positively in Andrew Binstock's SDTimes article: Integration Watch: The quickly changing market for continuous integration . Also check Julian Simpson's Commentary and Analysis on the same topic.

Saturday Oct 04, 2008

Hudson Roundup - Polls, Awards, Comparisons, Ruby, Grails and C++, Sonar, JBoss Portal, Courses

My last Hudson roundup was back in May (hudson+adoption). Adoption continues to be very strong, and there are plenty of interesting links, although I didn't try to catch up with all the backlog.

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• The GlassFish Awards Program results were Announced at Sao Paolo with many Hudson winners. Details on the program will be at the GAP blog and we will recap here

• Results on two Polls: Top three sots at the ongoing Wakaleo Consulting poll are Hudson (166), Continuum (82), CruiseControl (87), while the Best Automation Tool results at WSJ SOA Reader's Choice poll are Hudson (264), Oracle's SOA Management Pack (152), IBM's Rational Functional Tester (149).

• Product comparisons include Chris Read, Peter Franza, and Java Papo (really book review). Hudson looks very good in all of them.

• New integrations include Integration with Sonar (the Quality Control Tool), and Integration with Windmill (the Testing Framework)

• Two posts by Schenide describing integration with non-Java environments: C++, CMake and CUnit and Grails.

• Several JBoss folks seem to be adopting Hudson (at least one being a GAP winner!), and the JBoss Portal folks describe a plugin that provides integration with SmartFrog. I could not find the plugin though, send me a pointer if you know where it is.

And reports on two recent presentations: a CI Camp near Munich and TAE Boston 2008