December 19, 2012

Artifactory User Plugins in 5 Screenshots or Less

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.


  1. I'd actually just gotten back from my 5:45am exercise class. #gluttonforpunishment. Thanks again, I'm excited to put this into our test Artifactory instance and try it out.

  2. I'd say that it is also the power of Artifactory community that fuels the user plugin!