Who said trade shows have to be boring? That was certainly not the case at the 2017 Jenkins World conference held in San Francisco last week and organized by CloudBees. Quali's booth was in a groovy mood and so was the crowd around us (not mentioning the excellent wine served for happy hours and the 70's band playing on the stage right next to us).
The colorful layout of the booth certainly didn't deter from very interesting conversations with show attendees around how to make DevOps real and solving real business challenges their companies are facing.
This was the third Jenkins conference we were sponsoring this summer (after Paris and Tel Aviv) and we could see many familiar faces from other DevOps leaders such as Atlassian, Jfrog and CA Blazemeter that have partnered with us to build end to end integrations to provide comprehensive CI/CD solutions for application release automation.
This really felt like a true community that collaborate together effectively to benefit a wide range of software developers, release manager and devOps engineers and empower them with choices to meet their business needs.
To illustrate these integrations, we showed a number of short demos around some the main use cases that we support (Feel free to browse these videos at your own pace):
As you would expect at a tech conference, there was the typical schwag, such as our popular TShirts (although we can't just claim the fame of the legendary Splunk outfit). In case you did not get your preferred size at the show, we apologize for that and invite you to sign up for a 14 day free trial of newly released CloudShell VE.
Wrapping up the "Summer of Love" 50th anniversary, Quali will be at the 3 day JenkinsWorld conference this week from 8/29-8/31 in San Francisco. If you are planning to be in the area, make sure to stop by and visit us at booth #606!
We will also have lots of giveaways (cool Tshirts and schwag) as well as a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card!
Can't make it but still want to give it a try? Sign up for CloudShell VE Trial.
Welcome to our first of many Quali Chalk Talk Sessions! Quali's Chalk Talk Sessions aim to give you a deeper technical understanding of Cloud Sandboxes. In these sessions we'll explore various aspects of Quali's Cloud Sandbox architecture, how Cloud Sandboxes integrate with other DevOps tools, and provide tips and tricks on how you can effectively use Sandboxes to deliver Dev/Test infrastructure faster. We hope these sessions help you on your DevOps Journey!
In this Session we'll hear Maya, our VP of Product, talk about integrating Quali's Cloud Sandboxes with CI/CD tools like Jenkins Pipeline.
I have run the continuous integration demo so many times in the last couple of weeks that I am starting to dream about continuous integration! So, I thought it would be good to share the wealth!
Continuous integration (CI) is the DevOps practice of running a set of regression tests automatically frequently during the development process – typically every time that new code is committed. One of the most popular CI tool is Jenkins. Jenkins allows users to describe actions that they want to be taken automatically whenever an event happens – like a commit of new code.
The only problem is that these automated tests would usually run in a test lab where the configuration of the environment would often be designed to look closer to the production environment than a typical development environment. So, the challenge is: How to also automate the infrastructure configuration that tests should run in and trigger that configuration along with the tests as part of a continuous integration process that runs every time new code is committed.
This is where Cloud Sandboxes come into the picture. A cloud Sandbox allows the creation of a configuration that replicates the production environment – from the network to the virtual environment to apps and even public cloud interfaces. This configuration can be set up automatically and on-demand. Quali’s CloudShell product is a cloud sandbox that can be created via our RESTful APIs. This allows sandboxes to be integrated with continuous integration tools like Jenkins and Travis so that a sandbox is triggered first and then the tests are trigger to run inside of the sandbox.
If you'd like to download the Jenkins plug-in, it's available on the Quali community: