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JFrog Unveils Industry's 1st Social Software Distribution Platform

01.16.2013
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Jan 15, 2013 -  JFrog (www.jfrog.com), the company that's revolutionizing the way software is built, announced today the availability of Bintray, the industry's first social platform for storage and distribution of software libraries. Bintray is the new way for developers to publish, download and share software across one unified community around the world. The free, cloud-based platform empowers developers to control and streamline the entire process of making software libraries publicly available, with all the services needed to collaborate, advertise and deploy a new software solution.

"Created by developers, for developers to ease the pain of the software distribution process, Bintray is the holy grail that has been missing from the software lifecycle," said Yoav Landman, Chief Technology Officer at JFrog. "For the first time, we have an open, interactive platform that strengthens the relationship between the software publisher and the consumer community and amplifies the developer identity."

Key benefits of the public beta include:

  • Support for Major Repository Formats: Yum, Debian and Apache Maven are all supported out of the gate, and JFrog will continue expanding its network of supported software library types.
  • Community Wisdom: Bintray makes peer experiences and tips, consumer feedback, statistics and rankings easily obtainable.
  • 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.
  • Lightning Fast Content Delivery Network (CDN): The platform is highly available and optimized to deliver high-performance downloads.

"In today's world, no one consumes anything without listening to the community voice first, and the same goes for developers," said Shlomi Ben Haim, CEO of JFrog. "Bintray is the first platform that offers a social hub to host and distribute binaries, and it is JFrog's natural next step in revolutionizing the way binaries are consumed and distributed. With JFrog 's first product Artifactory, we've changed the way binaries are sourced and managed; now we're improving the way they are published. Not only will this community vehicle improve the distribution of software packages, it will also improve the distribution of information. We are living in a 'crowd-era' and the time has come for developers to have a voice!"

For more information about Bintray and to sign up for the beta, please visit bintray.com.

About JFrog: 
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.

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