Binary storage just got a little easier. Today, JFrog released version 4.0 of Artifactory, making it the first version to include a new UI design that highlights the platform’s ability to store binaries regardless of where they were built.
Baruch Sadogursky, developer advocate at JFrog, said that Artifactory has typically looked and felt like a Java tool. “When it starts and first runs, it looks like a tool for Java developers,” he said. “But [developers] can optionally use it for other technologies. We emphasize that Artifactory is truly universal for developers. We added support for other packages five years ago: the same level of support that we had for Java, but the fact people weren’t aware of it is because of our UI.”
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That newly designed UI is no longer completely tied to the Java way of doing things, said Sadogursky. This version also includes greater support for deploying to Docker.
Carl Quinn, software architect at Riot Games, said, “We need to have a production, enterprise-quality artifact server for Docker images—a registry. For Docker, we want something that we can scale out, manage with scripts and APIs, do strong authentication, and be robust. The open-source Docker registry is okay to get started with, but not something we wanted to go with at production scale. We’ve now adopted JFrog Artifactory, which is extremely versatile. If it’s not just perfect, we can reconfigure it. We can add plug-ins. We can script it. It’s API-driven, so we can make it do what we want very easily.”