Trends Report

Hudson's Move To Eclipse Will Bring Continuous Integration To A Wider Corporate Audience

August 18th, 2011
JH
Jeffrey Hammond
With contributors:
Mike Gilpin , Sander Rose

Summary

Oracle's proposed contribution of the Hudson continuous integration project to the Eclipse Foundation bears further scrutiny, as Forrester expects that the reconstituted Eclipse Hudson project will become a key development tool for many IT development shops. Hudson, along with several other open source projects, forms the core of a change-aware continuous integration process — one that's critical to improving application lifecycle management (ALM) for software development teams. And with the forked Jenkins project already in rapid release mode, we're about to see an evolutionary competition between two different open source business models. The results of this competition will shape the landscape of options for continuous integration for IT organizations and independent software vendors (ISVs) alike.

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