It’s common among many development teams – often larger teams, but especially those using agile project management and continuous deployment – to automate the process of application builds. Depending on the complexity of the software, these builds can be frequent and the resources needed to conduct the builds can be costly if persisted. Orchestrating them is fraught with peril – many a project has been derailed by the nightly build that failed to fire off – and usually a fair amount of DevOps time is spent managing the build process.
Amazon’s announcement today of its CodeBuild service takes square aim at these logistical problems, by providing automated build services. (more…)