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by Erik Zaadi | November 5, 2014

BigPanda Creates the 1000th Jenkins plugin

For those of you who are not familiar with Jenkins, it's a dead simple open sourced Continuous Integration solution, which takes absolutely no time to set up. Jenkins has a vibrant ecosystem and community, and until recently, Jenkins only had 999 plugins available...

BigPanda Creates the 1000th Jenkins plugin

Since we’re in the business of knowing ALL THE THINGS that happen in our virtual datacenter, an important factor is changes, which are typically deployments, builds, and system tests run by Jenkins (amongst others).
In BigPanda, these changes can be correlated with applications and server monitoring statuses, and provide critical information for determining the cause and severity of an incident in your environment.
So we went forth and wrote a Jenkins plugin that notifies BigPanda of builds and deployments.
Little did we know while submitting the plugin that we’d be the 1000th plugin available to Jenkins!

Feels like we won the geek lottery!http://giphy.com/gifs/dancing-panda-pandas-I8up1IqJA0KSk

Kohsuke Kawaguchi, the EPIC man behind Jenkins (Hudson), noticed it, and contacted us to send a complimentary 3D printed Mr. Jenkins!
Here’s Mr. Jenkins here at BigPanda, surrounded and worshipped by our small Pandas:

Now listen Pandas, I've automated stuff before you were cubs...

Thank you Kohsuke for the gift, and thank you even more for your contribution to the open source community!

Erik Zaadi - Sr. Developer

Half breed DevOps and Web Developer. Full time geek with a passion for open source.