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End-of-Life for TIBant™ and BWUnit™

We are sad to announce the end-of-life for TIBant™ and BWUnit™. Existing customers will remain supported and we will continue to provide continuous delivery consulting services, but will be no longer be developing or selling TIBant or BWUnit.

These products have been a big part of my life for a number of years. I’ve enjoyed creating and growing them over that time and I’ve really enjoyed the success some of our clients have seen with our products. Call me a nerd, but that’s what gives me the warm and fuzzies; seeing a customer with life critical systems averaging many production deployments a week, during business hours and with no service outage. It doesn’t get much better than that, and TIBant and BWUnit got them there.

But for most BusinessWorks users we’ve talked to, that isn’t where they ended up. Instead most walked away, never becoming a client, because I was unable to sell them the benefits of continuous delivery. It’s not that the benefits aren’t there; I’ve experienced the benefits with our successful clients and many teams using non-BusinessWorks technologies have seen it; It’s simply been a concept that I’ve struggled to help BW teams understand and take advantage of.

For those interested, we will not be open-sourcing either TIBant or BWUnit. A signifiant portion of their development was funded by the customers who believed in us and our products, which allowed them to deliver their BW projects faster and gain a competitive advantage. We are never going give away what they helped create.

And on that note, I would like to say a very big thank you to the customers that did believe in us. It has been great sharing in your successes and as mentioned above, we will continue to support you in achieving those successes.

TIBant™ v18 Released

Automate My Way To Production TIBant v18 has been released and now provides support for no-outage deployments.

Features Implemented:

  • No Outage Deployments

    The `deploy` target will do a rolling restart of impacted BW instances, using AppStatusCheck to make sure each instance is running before moving onto the next. This means that in HA scenarios, there will be no outage.

  • Add Support for AppStatusCheck

    An `appStatusCheck` task will set ant properties with the current application statuses, using AppStatusCheck under the covers. An `instanceStatusCheck` task will do the same for a particular instance and can be used as a condition to check for a particular status.

TIBant is the premier build automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production.

TIBant™ v17 Released

TIBant v17 has been released.

TIBant is the premier time-saving build and deployment automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ allowing you to spend less time on writing those scripts necessary to get your code built and into production and more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services.

Features Implemented:

Windy Road Partners with Catena Technologies to Improve Delivery Efficiency of Enterprise Applications

Catena Technologies and Windy Road Technology announced a partnership agreement today to help organizations in Asia deliver better quality enterprise applications in shorter timeframes. Windy Road’s BWUnit and TIBant products are used to design continuous delivery pipelines for building software using TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks. Catena Technologies will distribute software licenses and provide design, integration, and support services helping customers to make the most effective use of the Windy Road suite.

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TIBant™ v16 Released

TIBant v16 has been released.

TIBant is the premier build and deployment automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production

Features Implemented:

  • Support Checkpoint Repository Source for `configure-ear`

    The `configure-ear` now supports selection of a checkpoint repository and table prefixes.

    The checkpoint repository and table prefix are set the following deployment properties.

    #par#-checkpoints-selected=<<resourcre name>>
    #par#-checkpoints-tablePrefix=<<database table prefix>>

  • Add support for starting the engine in the same JVM as Ant

    Previously, running BW engines used the `bwengine` to start the engine and TIBCO Hawk to stop the engine it. This could result in situations where it was not possible to stop the engine, due to Hawk not being correctly configured or if Hawk was not running.

    To overcome this, TIBant now provides additional macros for starting and stopping a BW engine within the same JVM as the Ant script, which ensures that the engine will stop when the Ant script completes.

  • Automatic TIBCO Path Detection

    Previously the paths for the various TIBCO products had to be set manually via Ant properties. TIBant will now try to determine the TIBCO product paths automatically, if the TIBCO product path properties have not been set.

Defects Fixed:

TIBant™ v15 Released

TIBant v15 has been released.

Features Implemented:

Defects Fixed:

TIBant is the premier build automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production.

TIBant™ v14 Released

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TIBant v14 has been released.

Bugs Fixed and Features Implemented in v14

TIBant is the premier build automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production.

TIBant is free and it’s open source, but it also comes with extremely affordable enterprise support options. Free or with support, take your pick, you can’t fail to win.

TIBant™ v12 Released

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TIBant v12 has been released.

Bugs Fixed and Features Implemented in v12

TIBant is the premier build automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production.

TIBant is free and it’s open source, but it also comes with extremely affordable enterprise support options. Free or with support, take your pick, you can’t fail to win.

TIBant™ v11 Released

TIBant v11 has been released.

TIBant™ is the premier build automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production.

TIBant is free and it’s open source, but it also comes with extremely affordable enterprise support options. Free or with support, take your pick, you can’t fail to win.

To see what’s new in TIBant v11, have a look at TIBant’s Closed Defects and Implemented Features List.