Plastic SCM Mergebots: Version Control for CI/CD

Episode 427 · February 14th, 2019 · 31 mins 10 secs

About this Episode

In this episode of The New Stack Makers podcast, we speak with Pablo Santos, chief engineer of Plastic SCM, a company he founded in 2005, just before the tech explosion that gave us Git, GitHub, Dropbox, and, lest we forget, the iPhone.

In many ways, Santos was ahead of his time. At a time when companies like Microsoft released software updates every two years, his design of a software system that updated three or four times a week was so revolutionary, they had to hide it from their corporate clients, by providing branded updates once a year. Once the industry started moving toward continuous delivery, or at least a 'delivery-more-often' model, the company's customers wanted to know how Plastics accomplished such magic.  So the company bundled its software into a proprietary platform.

PlasticSCM benefited greatly from Git’s popularity, acknowledged Santos.