Composing custom software delivery pipelines with Short Order
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Composing custom software delivery pipelines with Short Order

by Chris Roberts | Tuesday, August 4, 2015

After over a year of active product development, I am excited to share something we have been working on at Heavy Water. We’re calling it Short Order. It’s a software platform designed to help organizations configure made-to-order software delivery pipelines, in short order.

There’s no such thing as one size fits all in software delivery.

As an infrastructure and operations automation consulting agency, a large portion of time our time has been spent building and configuring continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines for our customers. These organizations have ranged in sizes from 1-2 person startups to large Fortune 50 organizations. In all these engagements one common theme resonates: there’s no such thing as one size fits all in software delivery.

With this common theme in mind, we set out to develop a platform that would support a common underlying approach to building pipelines that provide the needed flexibility for multiple uses. Short Order is designed to complement existing software development tools and workflows currently in use by providing simple integration-enabling tools to be configured into managed pipelines. Short Order also provides all the built-in services required to streamline software delivery.

Rather than provide a technical breakdown of how all these things work, we thought it would be easier to share a sneak peak at an early build of Short Order. In this demo we:

  • Compose a new delivery pipeline
  • Attach a code source from GitHub
  • Create a custom service running locally
  • Register and configure the pipeline to use the new custom service
  • Build a system installable package
  • Generate a system package repository (APT)
  • See Short Order interact with the local custom service

Check it out:

We will have a lot more to say about Short Order in the coming weeks and months. In the mean time, if you’re interested in taking Short Order for a test drive, we invite you to join the technical preview today: