CloudBees Enhances Cloud Development Services with Sonar; Launches Free Program for Open Source Projects

RED HAT SUMMIT, BOSTON, Mass. -- May 3, 2011 -- Continuing to simplify the developer's life, CloudBees today made its DEV@cloud service even better with the addition of Sonar, the popular, open source platform to manage code quality. Sonar is the first of several services that CloudBees will be adding over the next few months to enhance the developer experience on DEV@cloud. In addition, CloudBees also launched a program that enables free and open source software (FOSS) projects to take advantage of the integrated, fully managed DEV@cloud service at no cost. Created by developers - many with strong open source roots-for developers, DEV@cloud frees teams from dealing with IT matters such as configuring and maintaining machines so they can focus on what they do best-writing applications.

News Highlights

  • With the addition of Sonar, DEV@cloud users can scan their code base with just one click-with no setup required. Created in 2007, Sonar has been downloaded more than 80,000 times worldwide to improve quality of software.

  • Since its public launch in August 2008, hundreds of developers have raved about DEV@cloud. The fully managed, fully integrated development infrastructure makes it easy for developers to quickly write, build, test and stage applications. DEV@cloud features the popular Jenkins continuous integration server as a service, with over 300,000 Jenkins build minutes already logged by customers.

  • DEV@cloud is available in four subscription plans, from free to enterprise. With today's new program, FOSS projects can get a free subscription with up to 2,000 build minutes per month. For projects that require more extensive features and more build minutes, CloudBees offers a FOSS premium plan with up to 5,000 build minutes per month for a nominal fee.

  • FOSS projects already participating in the program include Cassandra Hector, InfiniSpan, JClouds and TorqueBox.

  • Every DEV@cloud subscription provides free access to RUN@cloud, the company's Platform as a Service (PaaS) for Java. With 4,000 applications already deployed, RUN@cloud is built on a cloud-native architecture and offers developers everything they need to quickly and easily deploy applications in the cloud-without needing to purchase, configure or maintain hardware, and without needing to program applications for a specific underlying infrastructure service (IaaS). Generally available since January as a public cloud offering, RUN@cloud will soon support OpenStack and vSphere, providing customers with the ability to deploy with RUN@cloud in a private cloud environment behind their own firewall.

  • DEV@cloud includes:

    • Git and Subversion repositories

    • Private and secure Maven repositories

    • Jenkins as a service, with unlimited build capacity from the cloud

    • Eclipse plugin that makes it easy to work with DEV@cloud resources

Supporting Quotes

Sacha Labourey, founder and CEO of CloudBees: "At CloudBees, most of us have a strong history of contributing and leading open source projects. Consequently, we have firsthand experience of what open source projects' challenges are. As an open source developer, you want to care about the features of your project and its quality, but you don't want to spend your time configuring and worrying about build and test servers. With our free DEV@cloud program for open source projects, we want to help teams be more efficient so they can deliver the best open source software." Olivier Gaudin, co-founder of SonarSource: "We're thrilled that Sonar is now part of the CloudBees offer. Not only does its integration with DEV@cloud offers developers a one-click opportunity to improve the quality of their code but also provides teams with a one-stop shop for continuous integration and continuous inspection. We believe this is a very compelling, easy-to-use proposal for developers, enabling them to fully focus onto their projects." Martin Odersky, creator of Scala: "CloudBess' free development services in the cloud for open source projects will benefit many teams and help them be more productive. As we have learned from having run our own infrastructure, maintaining builds and test servers can be time-consuming. Having CloudBees handle this aspect of the development process should enable open source project teams to spend more time on coding."

Additional Online Resources

  • DEV@cloudoverview and subscriptions

  • Get a FOSS subscription on DEV@cloud

  • Read Sacha's blog post about DEV@cloud enhancements

  • Follow @CloudBees on Twitter

  • Read the CloudBees blog


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