Airplane CI is a new service now in limited beta from EngineerBetter that provides a hosted platform for the CI/CD technology Concourse. EngineerBetter has, "Taken the concept of continuous deployment and applied it to the platform as well, so that's been where we've had a lot of success," said EngineerBetter CEO Dan Young in an interview with TNS Founder Alex Williams at Cloud Foundry Summit Europe.
Building out Airplane CI relied upon manual steps, with "Concourse being particularly suited to a complex deployment like Cloud Foundry because it has very good support for pipeline and management of artifacts that need to fan in and fan out of jobs as they flow down the pipeline," noted EngineerBetter Engineer Peter Jones.
In working with pipelines, Jones and Young highlighted that many CI/CD services are not built to handle the pipeline complexity that Concourse can. While EngineerBetter is currently consulting in the Cloud Foundry space, Young also noted Airplane CI leverages BOSH, with far-reaching implications and use cases beyond the Cloud Foundry ecosystem.
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