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DevOps.com: CD Foundation Touts Spinnaker CD Progress

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At an online Spinnaker Live event today, the Continuous Delivery (CD) Foundation revealed the open source CD platform is gaining significant momentum since being contributed by Netflix late last year.

There were on average 399 merged pull Spinnaker requests a month in the first quarter of 2020. A total of 1,183 contributors participated in the project in the last year, with 40% of those contributors participating in the first quarter. Since the first quarter, the project has added at least two new contributors a week.

Rosalind Benoit, chair of the CD Foundation Outreach Committee and director of community at Armory, a provider of an enterprise edition of Spinnaker, said the bulk of the increased contributions to Spinnaker are coming from Amazon Web Services (AWS), which the cloud service provider is already employing to orchestrate software delivery across multiple platforms.

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DevClass: Tekton tops up Pipelines to beta level

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Tekton Pipelines has shifted into beta, meaning the open source CD project is now looking for more contributors and testers.

Tekton Pipeline is the core component of the Tekton project, which is overseen by the Continuous Delivery Foundation, and is pitched to “configure and run continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines within a Kubernetes cluster.” It originated in Knative Build.

The project team said the beta means “most Tekton Pipelines CRDs (Custom Resource Definition) are now at beta level. This means overall beta level stability can be relied on.” However, other components, including Tekton Triggers, Dashboard, Pipelines CLI and more, “are still alpha and may continue to evolve from release to release”.

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DevOps.com: CD Foundation Serves Up Tekton Pipelines Beta

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The team overseeing the development of the open source Tekton Pipelines under the auspices of the Continuous Delivery (CD) Foundation announced today the project is now in beta.

Christie Wilson, Tekton Project Lead and a software engineer at Google, said Tekton Pipelines are not necessarily a tool most DevOps teams will interact with directly. Rather they provide a foundation on which DevOps platforms can be built that will make it easier for DevOps teams to construct workflows spanning multiple continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) platforms.

As such, Tekton Pipelines should play a critical role in not just fostering interoperability but also alleviating concerns about become locked into a specific CI/CD platform.

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The Register: Tekton Pipelines hits beta: ‘Ragdoll Norby’ to sort continuous integration for Kubernetes

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Tekton Pipelines, the major component in an open-source project for CI/CD (continuous integration and continuous delivery) on Kubernetes, has reached the milestone of beta status.

Tekton was originally Knative Build, what was then one of three major components in the Knative project, the others being serving and eventing. In June 2019, Knative Build was deprecated in favour of Tekton Pipelines. A Tekton pipeline runs tasks, where each task consists of steps running on a container in a Kubernetes pod.

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DevClass: Continuous Delivery Foundation adds Screwdriver to incubation toolkit

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The Continuous Delivery Foundation has recruited its first incubation project since its birth just a year ago, in the shape of container focused build service Screwdriver.

Screwdriver was originally spawned at Yahoo as “simplified interfacing” for Jenkins, before it was open sourced in 2016 and “completely rebuilt to handle deployments at scale along with CI/CD goals.”

According to the CDF, the project “ties directly into DevOps teams’ daily habits. It tests pull requests, builds merged commits, and deploys to any environment. It also defines load tests, canary deployments, and multi-environment deployment pipelines with ease.”

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IDG Connect: Laying down pipelines: how the Continuous Delivery Foundation is working to simplify DevOps and CI/CD

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“Looking at the latest ‘State of Agile Report’, continuous integration was the third highest cited agile practice (with 53% of organisations indicated they had implemented some for CI), while continuous delivery was fifth (with 40%). Meanwhile, 73% of respondents stated that they either currently have, or are planning to have, a DevOps initiative in their organisation.”

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SD Times: The Continuous Delivery Foundation advances CI/CD

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“More organizations have matured from CI to CI/CD, but their paths differ as do their pipelines and results. Most enterprises are implementing a mix of open source, commercial and even home-grown tools, and they’re looking for answers. 

One place to look is the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) which is home to many of the fastest-growing CI/CD open-source projects. The CDF fosters vendor-neutral collaboration among developers, end users and vendors to further best practices and industry specifications. DeployHub CEO and co-founder Tracy Ragan, who serves as the CDF general membership board representative, provides additional insight in this Q&A.”

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DevClass: Continuous Delivery Foundation looks to build in Microsoft, further projects

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“The Continuous Delivery Foundation is looking to draw in more members and projects as it heads towards its first birthday, with Microsoft top of the organisation’s hit list.

The CDF formed back in March 2019, aiming to evangelize CI/CD as methodologies, and define/document best practices in and out of the cloud. Founder members included CloudBees and Google – it is home to the original Jenkins project, and Jenkins X, the Kubernetes-focused CI/CD platform, as well as the Google spawned Tekton.

But Tracy Miranda, CloudBees’ director of open source and a member of the CDF’s board, said the organisation had, and needed, a long list of organisations and projects it still wanted to attract, including those in direct competition to CloudBees and Google.”

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ITProDaily: “Continuous Delivery Foundation Sets CI/CD Path for 2020”

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Kim Lewandowski, Governing Board chair of the Continuous Development Foundation, outlines how the CI/CD group got started and where it’s going.

“…The foundation has both a Technical Oversight Committee and a Governing Board to manage the organization. Google’s Kim Lewandowski currently serves as the Governing Board chair for the CDF, helping to lead the organization and set direction. In an interview with ITPro Today, Lewandowski shares her views on the current state of the DevOps landscape and outlines where the CDF is headed in the months ahead.”

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Investor’s Business Daily “Digital Transformation — What It Is And Why It’s Sparking Software Stocks”

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DevOps perspective provided by CD Foundation Premier Member CloudBees CEO Sacha Labourey – In section on “DevOps Competition Among Software Stocks”:

Many companies focus on making new apps available for customers in the internet cloud. That way they can be updated frequently.

CloudBees provides an assembly line type of platform that speeds up software releases. Customers include Hyatt Hotels (H), Capital One Financial (COF) and HSBC Holdings (HSBC).

Sacha Labourey, chief executive of CloudBees, says online competitors are disrupting the banking industry. These rivals focus on niches, like home loans.

“We don’t see any business shielded from software innovation,” he said. “It’s a new way to compete and it’s redefining many industries.”

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