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Jenkins Celebrates 15 Years of Transforming Software Delivery

By | Announcement

Jenkins Community Celebrates 15 years of Continuous Delivery Automation and Innovation at DevOps World | Jenkins World

DEVOPS WORLD | JENKINS WORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – AUGUST 14, 2019 – The Jenkins project, comprised of the community of practitioners using Jenkins®, today celebrated its 15th birthday at DevOps World | Jenkins World with a recap of milestones showcasing the community’s growth and the project’s defining impact on the global software industry.

Jenkins is the world’s leading open source automation server, used by companies large and small to implement continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). Originally developed in 2004 and called Hudson, Jenkins’ impact has grown consistently over the years to the point where experts regularly describe Jenkins as the de facto tool for CI/CD.

So far this year, the Jenkins project has been a key driver in the formation of the Continuous Delivery Foundation, has continued to experience strong uptake in the use of Jenkins and will recognize key contributors to the Jenkins project around the globe during Thursday’s keynote session at DevOps World | Jenkins World.

In establishing the Continuous Delivery Foundation, the Jenkins community worked with The Linux Foundation, CloudBees, Google and Netflix to create a new foundation for the diverse CI/CD space. In addition to Jenkins, the Continuous Delivery Foundation was established with several other CI/CD open source projects, including Jenkins X, Spinnaker and Tekton. It serves as a vehicle to develop, nurture and promote open source projects, best practices and industry specifications related to continuous delivery.

The Continuous Delivery Foundation fosters vendor-neutral collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further CI/CD best practices and industry specifications. Its mission is to grow and sustain projects that are part of the broad and growing continuous delivery ecosystem.

“This has been a great year for Jenkins, the Continuous Delivery Foundation and open source collaboration as a whole,” said Chris Aniszczyk, vice president at the Linux Foundation. “We all share a common mission – to support community-based development of projects that advance the state of software delivery. The Jenkins project has been squarely behind this effort from day one and today the community is stronger than ever.”

Also playing a key role in Jenkins’ transition to the CDF was CloudBees’ Tracy Miranda. Miranda took on the dual roles of CloudBees director of open source community and member of the governing board of the CDF. “CD is becoming a differentiator for organizations in every industry, yet adoption remains challenging. It’s an industry-wide problem that needs an industry-wide solution. From the CloudBees perspective, we see it as critical to have a neutral foundation where all agents of change can collaborate and contribute openly,” said Miranda. “Looking ahead to the next 15 years, we need to solve the complexity of CD adoption. With the CDF, we are well-equipped to do this in open source – building on top of all that we have learned in the Jenkins community over the years.”

During the period from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019, the Jenkins project achieved these milestones:

  • 46% growth in active Jenkins installations1 reporting usage data was in the period August 1, 2018 – July 31, 2019
    The community experienced approximately 46 percent growth in active installations, reaching 265,956 installations as of July 31, 2019, compared to 182,236 installations as of August 1, 2018. Active installations are defined as Jenkins instances that report usage information back to the Jenkins project. This number is not representative of the total Jenkins instances in use worldwide; that number is significantly greater.
  • Approximately 15.8 million Jenkins developers
    A recent Datanyze analysis of the CI vendor landscape showed that about 66 percent of continuous integration is being run on Jenkins. With an estimated 24 million developers, globally, according to Evans Data in its 2019 Global Developer Population and Demographics Study, approximately 15.8 million developers are using Jenkins.
  • 254% growth in Jenkins Pipeline jobs
    Finally, the combined number of defined Jenkins jobs increased during this same period from 19,946,119 in July 2018 to 30,281,905, or 52 percent growth. Specifically, Jenkins Pipeline jobs grew 254 percent in the same period. The dramatic growth in Jenkins Pipeline jobs demonstrates that organizations are accelerating their investment in modern software pipeline automation practices with Jenkins.

“Over the past 15 years, the Jenkins project has revolutionized the way software is built and delivered,” said Jenkins creator Kohsuke Kawaguchi, who also serves as chief scientist at CloudBees. “We have touched every industry and made a difference to every software team in the world.”

Additional Resources

1The Jenkins community tracks statistics from active Jenkins installations that transmit usage information back to the project. The numbers do not represent a majority of Jenkins installations, only those who choose to report. Therefore, the numbers are conservative.

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation
Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) is a Linux Foundation initiative that serves as the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The CDF fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. For more information about the CDF, please visit https://cd.foundation.

Join Us At the CDF Contributor Summit!

By | Announcement

Every year before the DevOps World | Jenkins World conference, Jenkins contributors gather for a contributor summit. Earlier this year, the CD Foundation became the new home for Jenkins as well as Jenkins X, Tekton and Spinnaker projects. CD Foundation serves as the new home for many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery as well as a neutral home for collaboration in the CI/CD space. In that spirit of collaboration, this year’s contributor summit is being expanded to be a CDF Contributor Summit. 

CDF Contributor Summit will be held on Monday August 12, 2019 in San Francisco, USA just before DevOps World | Jenkins World. It is a free event open to contributors of the open source projects. So far we will have community members from the Jenkins, Jenkins X and Tekton projects attending the summit. 

The summit brings together community members to learn, meet and help shape the future of the projects. In the CDF community we value all types and sizes of contributions and love to welcome new participants who want to contribute to one or more projects.

The morning portion of the summit will consist of presentations by core committers of the projects. Presentations will highlight what each effort is about and what community members can do to help. We will cover a range of topics from technical aspects to community topics. 

In the afternoon we will break into Birds of a Feather table for in-depth discussion and collaboration on different topics of interest. Bring your laptop, come prepared with questions and ideas, and be ready to meet and get coding with other contributors.

Agenda: (tentative)

  • 9:00 am – Kickoff & Welcome with coffee/pastries
  • 10:00 am – Project Updates
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – BoF/Unconference
  • 3:00 pm – Break
  • 3:30 pm – BoF/Unconference
  • 4:30 – Ignite Talks
  • 5:00 pm – Wrap-up

To join the summit, please sign up with the main project you contribute to or are interested in contributing to:

Jenkins: https://www.meetup.com/jenkinsmeetup/events/262686097/

Jenkins X: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jenkins-x-contributor-summit-2019-san-francisco-tickets-65105473223

Tekton: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tekton-contributor-summit-2019-san-francisco-tickets-64992545453

We hope to see you there!

Salesforce Joins New Continuous Delivery Foundation As Premier Member

By | Announcement

Global CRM Leader Joins Community Committed to Growing Ecosystem of CD/CI Tools and Methodologies

San Francisco, Calif., July 1, 2019 – The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), the vendor-neutral home for many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, today announced that Salesforce has joined the CDF as a premier member.

Salesforce joins other CDF premier members such as Cloudbees, IBM, Google, CapitalOne, CircleCI, jFrog, Huawei, and Netflix working together to make continuous delivery tools and processes as accessible and reliable as possible and grow the overall ecosystem.

Salesforce is increasingly adopting continuous delivery practices and tools to empower development teams to achieve a faster, more frequent release cycle. As a CDF member, Salesforce will help shape industry specifications around pipelines, workflows and other CI/CD areas, as well as provide foundational support for CI/CD tools.

“An ethos of community innovation is driving the next generation of enterprise software,” said Mark Interrante, SVP of Engineering, Salesforce. “Salesforce is proud to join the Continuous Delivery Foundation and empower developers everywhere to deliver apps at enterprise levels of trust, scale and performance.”

“With over 20 years of experience building software at scale, Salesforce has a lot of expertise to share with the community,” said Chris Kelly, Director of Open Source, Salesforce. “By collaborating with the CDF, we’re excited to help define the future of open source CI/CD tools, share our lessons learned as well as build on the industry’s experience.”

Open source technologies such as Jenkins, JenkinsX, Spinnaker and Tekton, which are hosted by the CDF, help development teams from companies of all sizes and industries improve their speed and productivity when creating cloud-native, legacy infrastructure, mobile, IoT, and bare metal applications.

“Salesforce is an established, global CRM leader, and we’re thrilled they’re working with us to help enterprises adopt CD delivery as quickly and easily as possible,” said Dan Lopez, CDF program manager. “With containers, microservices and Kubernetes on the rise, Salesforce and other CDF members have a key role to play in growing and sustaining the CI/CD ecosystem. With CDF members focused on this, software development teams are free to focus on delivering quick, stable code changes as easily as possible.”

Salesforce and other CDF members have hosting Continuous Delivery Summits this year, including events co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon + Open Source Summit China and KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America respectively. Details for the Continuous Delivery Summit in San Diego will be coming soon.

Salesforce is also a member of the Linux Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Hyperledger, the Internet Security Research Group/Let’s Encrypt, and the OpenAPI initiative.

Additional Resources

About the Continuous Delivery Foundation

Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) serves as the vendor-neutral home of many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, and Spinnaker, as well as fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. The CDF is part of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the CDF, please visit https://cd.foundation.

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CDF Openness Guidelines

By | Blog

CDF is an open source technical community where technical project collaboration, discussions, and decision-making should be open and transparent. Please see our CDF TOC principles, for more background on CDF values.

Design, discussions, and decision-making around technical topics of CDF projects should occur in public view such as via GitHub issues and pull requests, public docs, public mailing lists, conference calls at which anyone may participate (and which are normally published afterward on YouTube), and in-person meetings events. This includes all SIGs, working groups, and other forums where portions of the community meet.

This is particularly important in light of the Linux Foundation’s Statement on the Huawei Entity List Ruling. (Note that CDF is part of the Linux Foundation.) Our technical community operates openly and in public which affords us exceptions to regulations other closed organizations may have to address differently. This open, public technical collaboration is also critical to our community’s success as we navigate competitive and shifting industry dynamics. Openness is particularly important in any discussions involving encryption since encryption technologies can be subject to Export Administration Regulations.

If you have questions or concerns about these guidelines, I encourage you to discuss it with your company’s legal counsel and/or to email info@cd.foundation.

Thank you.

Storage Review “New Foundation To Support Continuous Delivery Collaboration”

By | In The News

Today the open source Linux Foundation, announced a new, neutral, foundation for the development and support of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) software. The Continuous Delivery Foundation will serve as the vendor-neutral home for CI/CD products including Jenkins, Spinnaker, and Tekton. The Linux Foundation has many similar non-profit foundations like this one, so there is every reason to expect big things from the new foundation. READ MORE