Newest release of WSO2 App Factory strengthens PaaS and
tenant-handling functionality, streamlines the development process, and
expands insight into the application life cycle
Runs on WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0, which launches today and is the first
platform as a service built on the Apache
Stratos 4.0 PaaS framework.
Expands capabilities for handling tenants with lazy loading and
improved Jenkins build to improve performance.
Enables developers to fork their own code repositories and builds.
Provides executive dashboards via integration with WSO2
Business Activity Monitor (WSO2 BAM).
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The cloud and API management are enabling new models for connected
businesses. As a result, enterprises are seeking greater control of the
applications being developed with those APIs—within their organizations
and across their customer and partner networks. WSO2 delivers
significant new capabilities to address this demand with WSO2
App Factory 2.0. The announcement is being made in conjunction with
WSO2Con Europe 2014, which runs June 16-18, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
WSO2 App Factory 2.0 is the latest release of WSO2’s shared, elastic,
and self-service enterprise DevOps platform, which enables multiple
project teams to collaboratively write applications, manage the
application life cycles, and provide continuous cloud delivery. Robust
life-cycle management and governance ensure compliance with IT,
corporate and government policies. Meanwhile, an API Store, provided
through integration with WSO2
API Manager, gives developers easy access to both internal and
external APIs. With Version 2.0, WSO2 App Factory 2.0:
“More enterprises are seeking to gain a competitive advantage by
extending their business capabilities across a connected ecosystem of
internal teams, suppliers, channel partners, distributors and
customers,” said Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, WSO2 founder and CEO. “We are
building on our commitment to these organizations with WSO2 App Factory
2.0, which adds more robust PaaS capabilities, streamlines the
development process, and provides greater insight into the application
life cycle—all through an open cloud-based platform that lowers barriers
to integration, provisioning and interaction.”
Comprehensive, Open Approach to Enterprise DevOps
Version 2.0 is the latest release of WSO2 App Factory, which delivers an
open source, open standards approach to cloud-enabled enterprise DevOps
and application life-cycle management (ALM). It provides teams with a
unified, controlled platform to manage tasks across cloud portals for
development, testing, production, and continuous builds in order to
provision quality assurance environments, run continuous integration
tests, and continuously promote and deploy software assets across
development life-cycle environments and production. With WSO2 App
Factory, developers can easily create and administer projects,
automatically build applications, and continuously deliver applications.
The ability to impose policies and standards between life-cycle stages
with WSO2 App Factory means an application won't progress from one stage
to the next before meeting regulatory and quality standards. Meanwhile,
the API Store provided via WSO2 API Manager integration lets developers
access APIs published in-house or connect to external APIs, such as
Google APIs, through the WSO2 App Factory user interface (UI). This
fosters cross-organizational collaboration and encourages reuse,
speeding time to market. Additionally, App Factory’s numerous dashboards
make it easy to manage and monitor projects throughout the life cycle.
WSO2 App Factory is built on—and integrates with—the award-winning 100%
open source WSO2
Carbon enterprise middleware platform and WSO2
Private PaaS, the most complete PaaS available. WSO2 App Factory
also provides out-of-the-box support for Jenkins and Git. Additionally,
it enables integration through open, interoperable extension points,
which makes it easy to configure new life-cycle stages, workflows, and
tools of a developer’s choice. This includes integration with:
Preferred integrated development environments (IDEs).
Popular software development lifecycle (SDLC) tools, such as Apache
Subversion (SVN), Maven, Redmine, Clover, FindBugs and JUnit.
Any SDLC toolset that has the proper extensions.
Existing user repositories, including LDAP or Microsoft Active
New and Enhanced Features in WSO2 App Factory 2.0
Version 2.0 of WSO2 App Factory adds several new and enhanced
capabilities to the open cloud-based DevOps platform.
Runs on WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0. WSO2 App Factory 2.0 runs
Private PaaS 4.0, which also launches today. WSO2 Private PaaS 4.0
is the first platform as a service built on the Apache Stratos 4.0 PaaS
framework. It adds a message bus as the core communication system to
make the overall architecture more resilient and pluggable; integrates
both real-time and rule-based decision-making; enhances capabilities for
load balancing and elastic scaling, and adds smart policies and
partitions to enable more controllability of the underlying
infrastructure as a service (IaaS). For more information, see also the
WSO2 Private PaaS press release dated June 16, 2014.
Expanded Tenant Capabilities. Version 2.0 of WSO2 App
Factory now enables lazy loading of tenant artifacts, which delays their
initialization until they are needed, improving performance. The newest
release also has improved the Jenkins build server's scalability to
support thousands of tenants at the same time, and it enhances
capabilities for adding multiple tenants to a single WSO2 App Factory
Per-Developer Repositories and Builds.WSO2 App Factory
2.0 adds the ability for developers to create their own repositories and
builds by forking the main repository. As a result, developers can build
and test features independently—without affecting others on the team—and
then merge the code changes into the main repository when they are done.
Executive Dashboards. Integration of WSO2 App Factory 2.0
and WSO2 BAM enables IT professionals to create executive and CIO
dashboards that provide a quick, global overview of what is happening
with various projects across the company.
Other key new capabilities in WSO2 App Factory 2.0 include:
New custom URL mapping for applications, which enables production
hosting of applications under custom URLs that companies can share
with their consumers, rather than requiring a long internal URL for
A new notification wall—similar to the right-hand pane in
Facebook—that provides developers with continuous feeds on all the
activities relevant to their applications.
Functionality for viewing runtime logs of applications or downloading
archived runtime logs by specifying a date.
Ability to create applications by directly uploading a project's .war
file (for Web apps, JAX-RS and JAX-WS apps) or .zip files (for apps
Lightweight multi-tenant issue tracking system to track bugs, features
Availability and Support
WSO2 App Factory 2.0 is available today. As a fully open source solution
released under the Apache License 2.0, it does not carry any licensing
fees. WSO2 App Factory is backed by a world-class technical team in
which the experts that helped create the software provide support,
leading to direct and immediate access to the people with in-depth
knowledge of the middleware. WSO2service
and support options include evaluation support, a special QuickStartSM
consulting program, development support, and production support.
WSO2 delivers on the promise of the connected business with the only
completely integrated enterprise platform that enables businesses to
build, integrate and manage their APIs, applications, and Web services
on-premises, in the cloud, and on mobile devices. Leading enterprise
customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source
platform and its robust governance and DevOps functionality for their
mission-critical applications. Today, these businesses represent nearly
every sector: health, financial, retail, logistics, manufacturing,
travel, technology, telecom and more. Visit http://wso2.com
to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2
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