The last months I was looking for a free, hosted Jenkins/Hudson offering to build my open source project memcached-session-manager (a memcached based session failover and session replication solution for sticky and non-sticky sessions compatible with tomcat 6.x/7.x).
This weekend finally I stumbled over CloudBees, which offers PaaS (”RUN@cloud”, similar to GAE or Amazon Beanstalk) and also provides the development infrastructure including git repositories, maven repos, and Jenkins/Hudson for continous integration (”DEV@cloud”). And the best thing is: they also offer a free bundle including a Jenkins instance - that was exactly what I was looking for!
So what was necessary to get up and running?
After that, as I wanted to have the Jenkins for memcached-session-manager be publicly available I submitted a support request with the corresponding question. Today, the first day after the weekend, I received the confirmation that it was done (really fast, you CloudBees!). Was that easy? It was!
I must say I’m really impressed by this service. Easy, valuable, makes fun to use.
So, do you know other free Jenkins/Hudson hostings?