Co founder and CEO of JFrog the company behind Artifactory. Prior to JFrog, Shlomi was CEO of AlphaCSP, Israel's largest Java consulting firm. He has over 15 years of experience in management, software services, customer and community relationship. Shlomi has a CS Master from Clark University USA, and a BA from Ben-Gurion University IL. Shlomi has posted 20 posts at DZone. View Full User Profile

Gradle Inc. and JFrog-Artifactory Collaborative: Community Wins!

03.02.2010
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Hans Dockter, Gradle Inc. CEO; project manager of the Gradle build system and Shlomi Ben-Haim, JFrog CEO - announced a new collaborative relationship between Gradle and JFrog.

The two organizations are coming together to collaborate on a series of technical solutions, that will enable users to work better, faster and be more productive.

Gradle is an enterprise-grade build system. Gradle allows you to describe your build using a rich, extensible build language based on Groovy. It comes with build-by-convention support for Java, Groovy, Scala, OSGi, and web projects. Gradle provides exciting solutions for the big pain points that exist with current build systems.

JFrog Ltd. is the home of Artifactory which is the world's most advanced binaries repository manager. Artifactory offers powerful enterprise features and is available in OSS, Profesional and Cloud-based versions.

Artifactory is the only repository manager offering built-in features for Gradle, Maven and Ivy artifacts, as well as a general-purpose binaries management platform.

 

Gradle Inc. and JFrog road-maps already include the following near-future plans:

  • A plugin for Gradle that will make it very easy to connect to Artifactory servers for artifacts resolution and deployment.
  • An Artifactory plugin for Hudson that will provide an easy way to upload artifacts produced by a Gradle build to an Artifactory repository. JFrog will support the Gradle open source project with Artifactory Online infrastructures for internal use and as a location for distributing Gradle plugins.


The companies also agreed on a business cooperation model which will ignite technical services, sales and marketing collaboration in order to promote Artifactory and Gradle as a coherent build solution.

Hans Dockter says: "There is a lot of innovation going on in the build arena these days. Finally there are now solutions that will allow users to fully reap the benefits of project automation."
"Gradle is one of the most promising build systems, we believe that this cooperation will provide our users with an innovative and powerful solution for their build environment" said Yoav Landman-JFrog CTO.

Both JFrog and Gradle are excited by this cooperation, and see it as a great opportunity for improving users' experience and advancing build technologies and tools.

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