Releasing Fast, Easy and Consistently
Ixchel Ruiz has developed software applications and tools since 2000. Her research interests include Java, dynamic languages, client-side technologies, DevSecOps, and testing. A Java Champion, Groundbreaker Ambassador, SuperFrog, Hackergarten enthusiast, open-source advocate, public speaker, and mentor, Ixchel travels around the world (sometimes virtually) sharing knowledge—it’s one of her main drives in life.
When a project has reached that stage when it’s a good idea to post binaries, new questions arise such as where should they be posted? How do make it easier for users to install and discover binaries? Where should releases be shared? Most importantly, can it be automated?
There are so many requirements and considerations depending on the distribution channels, wouldn’t be great to have a tool to make it easier? JReleaser is a tool that provides answers to these questions and more., it may be used to create GiHub/GitLab/Gitea releases and publish binaries that can be consumed from different distribution channels such as Homebrew, Snap, Scoop, and more. Once published, the release cab be automatically announced on Twitter, Slack, Gitter, Discord, and other communication channels.