The CD Foundation has announced CDEvents, a vendor-neutral specification for defining the format of event data.
At a CDEventscon event this week, the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) announced it is hosting a CDEvents project through which it hopes to create a vendor-neutral specification for defining the format of event data across multiple services, platforms and systems.
Andrea Frittoli, open source developer advocate at IBM, co-creator of the CDEvents project and member of the CDF technical oversight committee, said the open source consortium is launching this initiative to foster interoperability across continuous delivery (CD) platforms. In the context of the CDF, that mission spans both continuous integration and continuous deployment platforms that are subsets of CD.
Having a common format for events in the CD space will enable an ecosystem of tools to collect, store, visualize and analyze events across CD platforms.
Events are ubiquitous in CI/CD: webhooks triggered on a code change or image upload, notifications about a failed build or vulnerability discovered in a container image, input data for measuring DevOps performance and more.
In this conference we will look at how events are used in the software production ecosystem today, we’ll present some cool demos about CDEvents and will have an opportunity to integrate your use cases in the spec and add support for CDEvents in your project.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
CDEventsCon is for all CDEvents users and contributors and anyone interested in interoperability and events in the CI/CD ecosystem. It’s an opportunity to join the CDEvents community and contribute to the shared specification as well as for integrating CDEvents in your own project.