Continuous deployment in and of itself doesn’t solve all our development problems. Any continuous deployment solution obviously requires customization and integration with existing tools and services. However, it’s rarely ever a simple matter to drop in a hosted CD solution. What if it could be easy, though? That’s exactly what we at FrozenRidge LLC are trying to do with StriderCD, which is our Open Source continuous integration and deployment server, written entirely in Node.js.
StriderCD is similar to Travis and Jenkins, but we’ve tried to improve upon those platforms by making Strider highly flexible and extensible. With greater flexibility comes better functionality and a wider range of use cases. While both Jenkins and Travis have their own benefits, they’re not very well-suited to small teams that need the flexibility to change gears at a moment’s notice. After all, just looking at the Jenkins documentation is a trial in human patience.
As always, if you’re looking for help with your test, build, or deployment system, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to talk code!