Channels ▼
RSS

Global Developer

Need A New Binary? Ask A Developer First


JFrog has announced its Bintray social platform for the storage and distribution of software libraries. The cloud-based platform is offered to developers free of charge as a means of streamlining the process of making libraries publicly available with the services needed to deploy a piece of software. 



JFrog CTO Yoav Landman is not afraid of making grandiose claims and says that Bintray is the "holy grail" that has been missing from the software lifecycle. "For the first time, we have an open, interactive platform that strengthens the relationship between the software publisher and the consumer community and amplifies the developer identity," he said.

Bintray is in public beta just now and currently includes support for major repository formats: Yum, Debian, and Apache Maven. The product also makes peer experiences and tips, consumer feedback, statistics, and rankings obtainable.

CEO of JFrog Shlomi Ben Haim says that Bintray has an open and interactive interface that presents user libraries that can be stocked with binary downloads, followed by other users and shared within the community.

"In today's world, no one consumes anything without listening to the community voice first — and the same goes for developers. Bintray is the first platform that offers a social hub to host and distribute binaries. It is JFrog's natural next step in revolutionizing the way binaries are consumed and distributed.

"With JFrog's first product Artifactory, we changed the way binaries are sourced and managed; now we're improving the way they are published. Not only will this community vehicle improve the distribution of software packages, it will also improve the distribution of information," he added.


Related Reading


More Insights






Currently we allow the following HTML tags in comments:

Single tags

These tags can be used alone and don't need an ending tag.

<br> Defines a single line break

<hr> Defines a horizontal line

Matching tags

These require an ending tag - e.g. <i>italic text</i>

<a> Defines an anchor

<b> Defines bold text

<big> Defines big text

<blockquote> Defines a long quotation

<caption> Defines a table caption

<cite> Defines a citation

<code> Defines computer code text

<em> Defines emphasized text

<fieldset> Defines a border around elements in a form

<h1> This is heading 1

<h2> This is heading 2

<h3> This is heading 3

<h4> This is heading 4

<h5> This is heading 5

<h6> This is heading 6

<i> Defines italic text

<p> Defines a paragraph

<pre> Defines preformatted text

<q> Defines a short quotation

<samp> Defines sample computer code text

<small> Defines small text

<span> Defines a section in a document

<s> Defines strikethrough text

<strike> Defines strikethrough text

<strong> Defines strong text

<sub> Defines subscripted text

<sup> Defines superscripted text

<u> Defines underlined text

Dr. Dobb's encourages readers to engage in spirited, healthy debate, including taking us to task. However, Dr. Dobb's moderates all comments posted to our site, and reserves the right to modify or remove any content that it determines to be derogatory, offensive, inflammatory, vulgar, irrelevant/off-topic, racist or obvious marketing or spam. Dr. Dobb's further reserves the right to disable the profile of any commenter participating in said activities.

 
Disqus Tips To upload an avatar photo, first complete your Disqus profile. | View the list of supported HTML tags you can use to style comments. | Please read our commenting policy.
 

Video