For some time, IBM i shops have been behind the curve when it comes to using modern DevOps and continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) technologies and techniques. ARCAD Software has been working to close that gap through its work with Git and Jenkins, and thanks to its new integration with an enterprise version of Jenkins from CloudBees, the gap is pretty much closed — at least from a technology point of view.

Jenkins, if you don’t know yet, is a popular open source project that allows DevOps professionals to build, test, and deploy their software as part of a CI/CD pipeline. The software has become a defacto standard, and is often used alongside Git, the popular version control system, to manage the operational tasks that must be completed after developers finish up work on the source code, including compiling the code; running unit, functional, and security checks; and ultimately deploying the software into production.