SOURCE: CloudBees

July 08, 2011 09:01 ET

CloudBees Turbo-Charges Java Developer Productivity in the Cloud With Toolkit for Eclipse

CloudBees Joins Eclipse Foundation and Announces Availability of Eclipse Plug-In

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Jul 8, 2011) - CloudBees, the Java PaaS innovation leader, today announced that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member and the General Availability of the CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse plug-in to provide Java developers with a more integrated process for developing, building and deploying their cloud applications. The CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse delivers the power of the CloudBees Platform inside Eclipse, bringing control of cloud-based Jenkins and application deployment directly into the integrated development environment (IDE) of choice for Java developers. The CloudBees / Eclipse combination enhances productivity and helps teams better integrate software quality improvement processes into their day-to-day workflow.

The cloud is all about increased productivity and separation of concerns. CloudBees' vision is that developers should be free to focus on writing code and building great applications, not busy setting up an application server or switching between applications to get their code out the door. The CloudBees Toolkit for Eclipse brings the power of the cloud to Java developers directly into the Eclipse IDE, where developers can...

  • Use CloudBees SVN and Git source repositories for an integrated develop-to-deploy environment
  • Create and connect to Jenkins jobs on CloudBees' DEV@cloud service and on on-premise Jenkins
  • Monitor these jobs as they execute, and respond quickly to results
  • With one click, incrementally deploy applications to CloudBees' secure RUN@cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) for shared user testing, staging or production release

... all without ever leaving Eclipse. Through a simple wizard, developers can easily build starter applications to try out the full develop-to-deployment process in the cloud, and they can be up and running in minutes.

CloudBees' RUN@cloud PaaS is currently the most mature Java PaaS on the market, with a for-pay offering and more than 4,000 applications deployed. Generally available since January 2011, it offers everything Java developers need to quickly and easily deploy applications to the cloud -- without having to purchase, configure and maintain hardware, and without having to program applications for a specific underlying infrastructure service (IaaS). RUN@cloud includes enterprise features such as Auto Scale DUO (Down, Up and Out), Clustering, Session Replication, Failover, Security and SSL.

The company's DEV@cloud service features the popular open source continuous integration server, Jenkins, and is a fully integrated development infrastructure that makes it easier for developers to quickly write, build and test applications in the cloud -- and then instantly deploy them to RUN@cloud. In addition to Jenkins in the cloud, DEV@cloud provides private and secure Maven repositories, source code repositories for GIT and SVN, and user management and security for large and multiple project teams.

With Jenkins, Eclipse, and CloudBees, teams focused on Agile and other "best practice" processes can more easily implement continuous integration and continuous deployment without wasting time configuring systems, switching applications, and managing the deployment of new software.

"Our goal at CloudBees is to shorten the develop-build-deploy lifecycle for Java developers and make it as frictionless as possible," said Sacha Labourey, CloudBees CEO. "Our commitment to the Eclipse community and new Eclipse toolkit brings the power of the cloud to Java developers in the place they reside the most -- in their IDE. Without leaving Eclipse, developers can use Jenkins in the cloud to manage builds, then immediately deploy applications on the CloudBees PaaS with a single click."

"CloudBees is a pioneer in the Platform-as-a-Service arena with its DEV@cloud and RUN@cloud platforms that take the entire development-build-deployment lifecycle to the cloud," said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. "CloudBees has brought the power of its PaaS right to the developers with their Eclipse toolkit. We think that CloudBees will be a leader in enabling Eclipse developers to work in the cloud, and welcome CloudBees to the Eclipse Foundation."

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About CloudBees, Inc.
CloudBees (http://cloudbees.com) is the only cloud company focused on servicing the complete lifecycle of cloud application development and deployment -- without any servers, any virtual machines or any IT staff. The CloudBees platform today includes DEV@cloud, a service that lets developers take their build and test environments to the cloud, and RUN@cloud, which lets teams seamlessly deploy these applications to production on the cloud.

CloudBees is also the world's premier expert on Jenkins, the most widely used continuous integration server. The company offers a Jenkins service as part of DEV@cloud, as well as an enhanced on-premise solution, Nectar, which is available as a subscription. Backed by Matrix Partners, CloudBees was founded in 2010 by former JBoss CTO Sacha Labourey and an elite technology team.

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