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CloudBees introduced a graphical user interface (GUI) for Jenkins X.
CloudBees’ announcement comes at a time when the Jenkins X open source project and CloudBees’ support for the project are both gaining momentum at a rapid rate, with contributors and supporting companies hitting all-time highs.
In less than two years, approximately 885 developers have contributed code to the Jenkins X project and there are 176 contributing companies (Source: Continuous Delivery Foundation DevStats, October 2019).
Jenkins X offers automated CI/CD for cloud native applications on Kubernetes. Using Jenkins X, developers can leverage Kubernetes to build and deploy cloud native applications quickly and easily without having to learn the intricacies of Kubernetes and its ecosystem. The Jenkins X project, initiated by CloudBees and other contributors in February 2018, is now part of the Continuous Delivery Foundation.
Jenkins X continues to be enhanced at a rapid pace. CloudBees’ introduction of a new GUI in its CloudBees Jenkins X Distribution gives developers more flexibility and a richer user experience. The existing command line interface (CLI) loved by many developers is still available and continues to be enhanced, but now users have a choice to use the CLI or the new graphical environment, depending on which better suits their workflow. The CloudBees Jenkins X Distribution is a free offering from CloudBees.
“Our goal is to make Jenkins X the most friction-free environment for developers looking to use Kubernetes in an opinionated, automated way,” said Mo Plassnig, VP of Cloud, CloudBees. “Offering a richer, more intuitive GUI is just the start. Contributors throughout CloudBees and the Continuous Delivery Foundation ecosystem are hard at work creating more improvements – everything from log handling to environment promotions to onboarding of workflows.”
“The numbers show that our vision for Jenkins X was right on target,” said James Strachan, a Distinguished Engineer at CloudBees and one of the founders of Jenkins X. “As more organizations embrace DevOps, the need for a CI/CD solution that leverages the power of Kubernetes with the rich capabilities and straight-forward convenience of Jenkins X has continued to grow.”