The acquisition, thanks in part to JFrog's recent $50 million funding round, represents a strategic move by the company to expand the functionality of its platform of DevOps tools, and to support one of the most significant programming languages available. The incorporation of Conan's team and intellectual property underlines the fact that JFrog's universal Artifact Repository Manager, Artifactory, is the leading tool for all communities.
Only two weeks after the announcement of its PHP support, JFrog, the company that introduced the world to the universal DevOps solution for binary management and distribution, takes a leap forward and expands its solution by providing the C/C++ market with the first binary repository and dependency manager solution.
JFrog announced a $50 million funding round earlier in the year, part of which was earmarked for rapid growth and development of the company's technology and platform. The acquisition, is a strategic step for the company and its development plans.
"Software companies must release updates fast no matter what language or technology trend they are riding on," noted Shlomi Ben Haim, JFrog's CEO. "We have built a universal solution and the C/C++ community is sitting on the world's largest codebase. We have recognized a real enterprise need among our install base of 3,000 customers, but most of them simply don't have a solution for their binary management. The Conan team has built a versatile and flexible platform for C/C++ developers that helps them build better software, faster. With Conan on board we are offering a real software automation and DevOps solution for the C/C++ community."
Diego Rodriguez-Losada and Luis Martínez de Bartolomé, primary OSS contributors, will join the JFrog team to build new C/C++ capabilities into JFrog's existing and new products - Artifactory, Bintray, Xray, and Mission Control. "As a member of the C/C++ community, we love to help build the best software possible, as fast as possible," said Rodriguez-Losada. "Our vision is aligned with JFrog's. Conan will now utilize JFrog's Enterprise-ready solutions in order to build and release C/C++ packages, and empowering JFrog's products with Conan will open a whole new automated world for the C/C++ community," added Martinez de Bartolomé.
C/C++ are one of the world's most popular and historic programming languages, with an estimated 4.5 million C/C++ programmers, and two million C programmers. With a 40 year legacy, C/C++ have been used to build every type of application from embedded systems to mobile apps. Conan and JFrog are attending Meeting C++, the premiere C/C++ developer event in Berlin, Germany, and will be talking to attendees about how to put DevOps into practice for this unique community.
With more than 3,000 customers, 60,000 open source installations and millions of users globally, JFrog is the leading universal solution for software management and distribution for all DevOps needs. JFrog's four products, JFrog Artifactory, the Universal Artifact Repository, JFrog Bintray, the Universal Distribution Platform, JFrog Mission Control, for Universal Repository Management, and JFrog Xray, Universal Component Analyser, are used around the world and available as open-source, on-premise and SaaS cloud solutions. Customers include some of the world's top brands, such as Amazon, Google, LinkedIn, MasterCard, Netflix, Barclays, Cisco, Oracle, Adobe and VMware. The company is privately held and operated from California, France, Spain and Israel. More information can be found at jfrog.com.
Conan is a C/C++ package manager that provides a model that reduces the binary compatibility problem while simultaneously supporting all major systems. Conan wants to help developers by allowing them to focus on making great applications, as opposed to choosing between re-inventing the wheel or managing another dependency across several platforms. Conan currently boasts over 62,000 downloads of packages from thousands of developers worldwide.