If you are working with Visual Builder Studio you probably noticed a big change when you logged in today - the service has adopted Redwood - Oracle's new user experience design language. All the functionality that you've been using is still here - but looking much better and with improved usability.
This is part of the November release of Oracle Visual Builder Studio which was rolled out across all the cloud regions.
There are several other new features in this release - you can read about them in our documentation here.
For those who are just now picking up Visual Builder Studio for the first time, a key new feature is the new Free Build VM.
A free build VM is provisioned when a new Visual Builder Studio instance is created. This VM can be used to execute the CI/CD automation for Visual Applications. This provides a simpler on-boarding experience for organizations developing Visual Applications and Oracle Cloud Application Extensions. Simply spin up a VB Studio instance and you are ready to do the complete development cycle without further configuration of compute/storage on the Oracle infrastructure side.
Note that we highly recommend that you'll setup an OCI account and hook it to your Visual Builder Studio instance as you transition to heavier use of the platform. This will allow you to spin up more build VMs for parallel build execution, configure additional software components on the VM to handle other types of artifacts, and set extended timeout for the VM so they won't go down too often between build jobs.
If you haven't tried Visual Builder Studio as an Agile and DevOps platform for your team - now would be a great time to give it a spin.