January 4, 2017 | Written by: Teresa Stephens and Peter Klenk
Categorized: Community | DevOps
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Have you heard? On November 18, 2016, the IBM Bluemix Delivery Pipeline Next (Beta) service got a new name: IBM Bluemix Continuous Delivery. But don’t worry, existing Beta instances are automatically upgraded to the live service—which remains free—and there is no user action required.
With Bluemix Continuous Delivery, toolchains provide an integrated set of tools to build, deploy, and manage your apps. You can create toolchains that include Bluemix services, open source, and third-party tools.
What to know about Bluemix Continuous Delivery
Now you can automate builds, unit tests, deployments, and more. The stages in your pipeline automatically build when changes are pushed to a linked repository then deploy to one or more environments in Bluemix. In addition, you can incorporate builds and deployments into your toolchains to connect builds to other tools.
You can choose to use the integrated web-based environment built on Eclipse Orion. Create, edit, run, debug, and complete source control tasks. Quickly move from editing your code to deploying it into production.
Understand team dynamics as they develop and deliver code, how users interact with your app, and the data to help you manage the operations of your app. Collect and analyze the results from unit tests, functional tests, and code coverage tools to determine whether your code meets predefined policies at every step in your deployment process. If not, the deployment is stopped.
The fine print
The new Continuous Delivery service is currently only available in the U.S. South region. The Delivery Pipeline service that is part of IBM Bluemix DevOps Services, hosted at hub.jazz.net, is also still available.
Sign up for Bluemix. It’s free!