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Baruch Sadogursky, recently joined JFrog as the Developers Advocate following years of working alongside JFrog’s founding team. Prior to joining JFrog, Baruch was an innovations expert with BMC Software Incubator team after 6 years with AlphaCSP as a senior Java consultant, architect and training division manager. Baruch is hacking around Java technologies and Continuous-Integration tools since 2001, including module development for open source projects like Gradle & Spring. Baruch is also active in community development around Artifactory, participating in the development of it’s plugin ecosystem and enriching it’s functionality with open-source user plugins. As JFrog’s Developers Advocate, Baruch contributes to the strong collaboration with leading open-source projects such as SpringSource, Grails and Gradle by providing them with the Artifactory Cloud platform, and fuels the Continuous-Integration ecosystem with open-source plugins for leading tools such as Jenkins, TeamCity & Bamboo. Baruch blogs at http://blogs.jfrog.org & blog.sadogursky.com and tweets as @jbaruch. Baruch is a DZone MVB and is not an employee of DZone and has posted 17 posts at DZone. You can read more from them at their website. View Full User Profile

Artifactory User Plugins in 5 Screenshots or Less

12.24.2012
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 Actually, less (only 4).

Remember the blog post about user plugins? How easy and fast is it to add or change functionality in Artifactory? When you went skeptic, like "come on, it's nice in the blog post, but how useful it really is?" Here's real live example from today:

This morning (~09:30 AM in Netanya, Israel) I found new search results for "#artifactory" term in Twitter:


Isn't it a perfect use case for a user plugin? It is! Developer Advocate power to the rescue, and 3 hours later (inc. coffee, meetings, etc.) it's done:

The user plugins are open source, hosted on GitHub, waiting for you to fork them. This one took 20 lines of code:

Sascha saw it on her morning (07:00 AM, she starts early!), ready to rock:

Mission accomplished.

So, here we go, brand new and useful Artifactory feature, delivered to the user in less than 9 hours.
I told you, user plugins rock.

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