Sun enters the Continuous Integration business

Sun sell a Continuous Integration server. We should have seen that one coming. See Kohsuke Kawaguchi’s announcement. Looks like you buy it as an add-on to the GlassFish stack. Pricing is here. Looks like they’ll support a branch of Hudson, and not the open source releases. That’s not unexpected.

Strategically, it seems like a good idea. They’ve been building their own stack for years, from operating system to web server. Sun just pimped it with a very popular Continuous Integration server. I think It’ll be a good proposition for Java shops. There’s a huge market for Hudson for other platforms, but I’m not sure that Sun will be chasing it.

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4 thoughts on “Sun enters the Continuous Integration business

  1. Marco Abis says:

    This is really interesting, especially if read remembering the “Continuous Integration Doom and Gloom?” post 🙂

  2. simpsonjulian says:

    Yep. And there’s more interesting news 🙂

  3. Hi Julian.

    A couple of follow-ups on your post.

    re: “they’ll support a branch of Hudson, and not the open source releases.” – We support 1.312 through a series of path releases that only contain the bug fixes. The fixes that go into the patches will be integrated into the main trunk.

    re: “I think It’ll be a good proposition for Java shops. There’s a huge market for Hudson for other platforms, but I’m not sure that Sun will be chasing it.” – Hudson needs a Java container to run but it will support development in many platforms (and languages), and Sun supports that. For practical purposes, if you find a bug on Hudson, we want to be able to reproduce it in our container (GlassFish). If the bug is in, say, JBoss, we don’t want to _commit_ to fixing JBoss (or finding a complicated workaround for it); but we will certainly try to address it.

    Hope this helps,
    – eduard/o

  4. gorlok says:

    Last week I had been testing Hudson. And I liked it. It suit very well for our enviroment.

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