The Continuous Delivery Foundation Gets a Reality Check

Episode 484 · July 10th, 2019 · 56 mins 44 secs

About this Episode

The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) was created to help introduce processes, standards and other support and stewardship for DevOps teams that now face what some say is the Wild West of open source tools and platforms for deployments on Jenkins and coud native platforms. While there have been concerns expressed about potential overlap with the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) — a sibling Linux Foundation-managed project — the concept is certainly attractive, especially for those teams that plan to or already rely on Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker and Tekton for their production pipelines. However, there is one catch: the CDF has yet to release any specifications and primitives after the initiative was announced a few months ago.

During a podcast hosted by Alex Williams, The New Stack founder and editor in chief, questions were put to Dan Lorenc, a software engineer for Google and Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the CDF’s technical oversight committee (TOC) chair and CTO for CloudBees, about the CDF’s immediate plans, as well as what the oversight committee hopes to achieve.