DevOps World and Jenkins World is next week and, to get ready, we are releasing a Free Version of DevOptics. Late last year we had released the initial version of DevOptics Value Streams (see here). Later we re-whacked the whole thing into a proper SaaS UI – though I never got to write a post on it. A month ago, building on that SaaS UI, and improving on it, we added a whole new set of features: Run Insights, and now we have improved the whole experience, including signup, on-boarding and more.
Life as a SaaS is “interesting” ™… I’ll post more about that in a future post. I’ll confess I’ve not had this much fun – or worked so hard – since the early GlassFish days…
So, here we go! We now have a brand-new Sign-up page – from DevOptics.cloudbees.com, you will get to:
If this is the first time, this will get you into our onboarding page
Then you get into DevOptics itself. If you look on the left you will see two icons on the top, one is for Run Insights, the other is for Value Streams. Both depend on data that is generated by our DevOptics Plugin, so the first time you land here you may get this:
Even before installing the plugin – and collecting data – you can configure your profile
The setting icon at the bottom links you to this (this is WIP, that screen should have more information later in the week…)
Up there, is the Value Stream link, which in this Free account is not doing anything:
If we had installed the plugin and had collected data, the Run Insights screen might look like this:
That screenshot is from Ben’s post from July; there are a couple of minor UI changes since then, including the help link, as below
And you can also switch between the Organizations you belong to
Live as a SaaS means we are continuously upgrading the experience; we expect small refinements before next week but you can go to DevOptics.cloudbees.com now and give it a swirl.
DevOptics works with plain Jenkins, so you can download the latest Jenkins from here, install the DevOptics Installer Plugin, and then the DevOptics Plugin itself, and you should be running in about 10 minutes. 10 minutes is about right: you do NOT need to install all the plugins, nor restart… I’ll see if we can add a video of the experience.
And I hope to see some of you next week at DevOps World | Jenkins World in SF.
Other posts on this topic include:
- Announcing Free DevOptics Run Insights
- Installing the DevOptics Plugin
- Configuring the DevOptics Plugin, and
- A Jenkins Run… Seen from DevOptics