It's always good to start from scratch ... sometimes. We added some new folks to the team this week and as they were setting up their environments, they kept getting an error, "login failed for guest user," with RabbitMQ on Docker. The rest of us had the older version of RabbitMQ, which was working fine.
A good continuous integration and deployment solution integrates seamlessly with customer workflows and acts like an invisible helper (for the most part) to ensure that the codebase is always deployable. Shippable strives to do just that. Users are notified about build status in their Inbox and they can change config settings by changing a few lines in the shippable.yml file in their repository. All without coming to the Shippable UI.
Today, we have enabled a significant scenario which will help further this philosophy - support for the GitHub commit status API.
We are proud to be part of the Techstars community which has provided us with a strong network and amazing mentorship. Our CEO, Avi Cavale, will be sharing his experience next Tuesday, April 1st, along with a few recent alumni including Troy Ma, CEO of Sparktrend and Aaron Bird, CEO of Bizible, who all took the leap from Microsoft to startup.
It all started at last year’s GeekWire ping pong and anniversary bash.
I had just founded my company, Qhode (now called Shippable). We were building a geeky product, a continuous integration and deployment service targeted at software developers. Even though we were solving a real problem, I had no idea how to market it.
I asked myself: How will people even find out about us?
After hosting our first Docker meetup in Bangalore, we were excited to host a Docker meetup at our new digs in downtown Seattle this week. Thanks to the Madrona Venture Group for letting us use their beautiful event space!
The evening kicked off with Hot Mama's pizza, beer, and some casual conversation, aka networking. By 6:45pm, we all settled down to listen to the evening's main talk - a presentation by our CEO Avi Cavale. Avi started off with introducing himself and our company. He then told everyone his favorite story - our journey from VMs to LXCs and finally discovering Docker was the right fit for containerizing our hosted continuous integration and deployment service. (More on that was captured in our blog.)