Share your DevOps environment with others using an open toolchain

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Are you tired of standing up your IBM Bluemix development environment manually? Do you have a great development environment that you want to reuse or share with others? One easy way to create a DevOps environment is to create a toolchain. A toolchain is a set of tool integrations that support development, deployment, and operations tasks. You may want to create a toolchain template with your specific tools and allow others (or even you) to create new instances of the toolchain.

What are custom toolchains?

IBM Bluemix provides many services to help you develop, deploy, and maintain your app. If you use other tools that are not part of Bluemix, you can create a tool integration in your toolchain so they are easily accessible.  Here is the overview of a sample custom toolchain:

Sample custom toolchain

Create your own toolchain template

We now have step-by-step instructions on creating a custom toolchain template.  You will start with the Simple Cloud Foundry toolchain template and add predefined and custom tools to it to show how you can add your own tools.

Tutorial steps

Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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