Today we're very proud to unveil two unique new resources for mobile developers:
- Our new Mobile PaaS Resource Center on GitHub and expanded coverage for mobile CI in our developer portal. Whether you're looking for information on using CloudBees and partner technologies for iOS, Android or HTML5-based apps, this growing resource will get you going with end-to-end examples, full source and instant CI using ClickStarts.
- Developer preview availability of hosted iOS Builds using Jenkins on DEV@cloud. If you're an iOS development shop, you probably have an OSX machine or two stowed away. You might even be using them with DEV@cloud using our On-Premise Executors feature. What we've consistently heard is that people want the same kind of fully managed DEV@cloud experience for iOS, though. Now you have it, together with the magic to properly automate iOS builds using Jenkins. We're making this capability available to a limited number of customers today, so please sign up if you're interested.
To be clear, what we've delivered here is a lot more than just hosting Apple hardware in a data center. First, the OSX Jenkins slaves are fully on-demand and elastic, so you get as many as you need when you need them. Second, we've done some serious magic behind the scenes to preserve state for you in this elastic environment. Thus, your cached libraries and other build/test-related componentry are preserved, speeding builds and tests. Look for us to be extending this capability even further, for customizable environments you can bring your own tools to. Now, even for OSX/iOS, you can go from code to delivery completely in the cloud.