SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 27, 2013) - JFrog, the company that's revolutionizing the way software is built, announced today the availability of Bintray to the public. In only six weeks of private beta testing, thousands of developers became active users contributing to tens-of-thousands of projects. Publically available around the globe, Bintray is the first social platform for developers to publish, download, store, promote, and share software libraries (binaries) across a unified community.
Bintray has been dubbed the 'GitHub for binaries,' and active beta users are logging-in multiple times a day to check on the status and usage patterns of their software. A free, cloud-based platform, Bintray deals directly with downloadable binary packages (executable form/libraries) rather than source code (text/instructions). Through its interactive network of developers, the platform provides a comprehensive solution for the entire software development process all the way to end-users, with faster and more effective results. Bintray eases the pain of the software distribution process and with its simple to use interface, binaries now have a place to call home.
"Publishing to Bintray has already saved us time and heart-ache. At Netflix, we use Bintray to stage Gradle plugins not available elsewhere in a convenient single location," said Justin Ryan, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix. "We were able to develop a quick pipeline from Git to Bintray, through Jenkins and Artifactory. As we open up more OSS Projects, Bintray will prove to be where we host our binaries in the public."
Gareth Bowles, Senior Build and Tools Engineer at Netflix added, "Netflix is using Bintray to publish downloadable binaries for our open source projects such as Asgard and Denominator, and we're planning to publish more OSS binaries as we add more OSS projects and update our current projects."
Key benefits include:
- Full Self-Service Platform: Where developers have full control over their published software and how and when it is distributed to the world.
- Easy to Use User Interface: Open and interactive, Bintray leverages user libraries that can be stocked with binary downloads, followed by other users and shared within the community.
- Support for Major Repository Formats: Yum, Debian and Apache Maven are all supported, and JFrog will continue expanding its network of supported software library types.
- Community Wisdom: Bintray puts peer experiences and tips, consumer feedback, statistics and rankings available to every user.
- Repository Linking: Software from various repositories can be linked to create new repositories, which is useful for creating community software forges or content-controlled repositories.
- Lightning Fast Content Delivery Network (CDN): The platform is highly available and optimized to deliver high-performance downloads.
"JFrog is excited with the adoption rate and number of extremely talented developers who jumped on board during Bintray's private beta. With a fully functioning platform and requests growing by the hour; continuing in beta was no longer an option," said Yoav Landman, Chief Technology Officer at JFrog. "In six weeks, JFrog learned that offering an easy self-service software distribution platform not only encourages developers to offer new versions and fixes more frequently, but most like to log-in and watch their projects being shared and used around the world. A solution to solve developer headaches everywhere, we will continue to revolutionize the way software is built and streamlined."
"Bintray is JFrog's natural next step forward as we envision a world where software distribution will be seamless for software creators and consumers. With more than a quarter of a million downloads of Artifactory, JFrog's flagship product and key customers such as LinkedIn, Oracle, VMware, EMC, Apple, Twitter, and others -- we see ourselves as the developers voice, and we're determined to improve their software distribution experience," said Fred Simon, Co-founder and Chief Architect at JFrog.
For more information on Bintray and to join the developer social network for binaries, please visit bintray.com.
Based in Israel and California and founded by longtime field-experts, JFrog's mission is to provide better technologies and tools for software developers. JFrog has changed the way developers store and manage binaries and allows for complete control over the full software release flow. Through Artifactory, it is the first company to provide software developers with a binary repository management solution. Winner of the JavaOne Duke's Choice Award, JFrog has established itself as a technology leader in the software industry. The company continues to set the standard for solving developer pains with the launch of Bintray, deemed "the missing link in social software distribution" by peers.