Beat the binary repository developer (a.k.a. User Plugins)

From our experience with thousands of Artifactory users we know one thing for sure: we don’t know better. Every organization does its ALM differently: artifact approval flow, snapshot retention policies, build-to-release flow, governance, needed metadata and much, much more – they are all different. We definitely have some ideas on how the build and deploy … Continued

Replication! What and How.

Update Jul. 24th 2012: As of version 2.6.2  Artifactory also supports event-driven replication. Benefit from all the worlds: pull/push/event-driven!Working in distributed teams isn’t easy. There are time zone differences, language and cultural differences, and… data distribution. When the data you need is away, you are miserable. So, let’s fix it. Bring your data home Let’s take binary … Continued

Go beyond Java with CI server and Artifactory

During the last couple of years, continuous integration (CI) and automated release management methodologies have become much stronger in non-Java builds.Number of familiar tools are used for these methodologies, like the version control system to manages your sources, your build tool to actually build your software from sources and  your build server, which builds your software continuously using … Continued

QCon 2012 – Perfect as Everything in London Should Be

Update 13 Jul. 2012: The video recording of my talk was published on infoq.comIt was JFrog‘s second QCon London, and it just gets better. Imagine: even the London weather was perfect, not to mention the sessions, booth traffic, show organization and food (what, you say, good English food? Well, great IndoPak food, at least). Due to high demand … Continued

Dependency Management with .NET – Doing it Right

The problem of dependency management is neither new nor original, it exists in all development platforms, and .NET is no different. Let’s go through different solutions and see how they perform. I’ll list them here in no particular order. Keeping dependencies in your source control That’s a very popular solution, and for a reason. The … Continued