End-of-Development & Sales for TIBant™ and BWUnit™

We are sad to announce the end-of-development & sales for TIBant™ and BWUnit™. Existing customers will remain supported and we will continue to provide continuous delivery consulting services, but will be no longer be developing or selling TIBant or BWUnit.

These products have been a big part of my life for a number of years. I’ve enjoyed creating and growing them over that time and I’ve really enjoyed the success some of our clients have seen with our products. Call me a nerd, but that’s what gives me the warm and fuzzies; seeing a customer with life critical systems averaging many production deployments a week, during business hours and with no service outage. It doesn’t get much better than that, and TIBant and BWUnit got them there.

But for most BusinessWorks users we’ve talked to, that isn’t where they ended up. Instead most walked away, never becoming a client, because I was unable to sell them the benefits of continuous delivery. It’s not that the benefits aren’t there; I’ve experienced the benefits with our successful clients and many teams using non-BusinessWorks technologies have seen it; It’s simply been a concept that I’ve struggled to help BW teams understand and take advantage of.

For those interested, we will not be open-sourcing either TIBant or BWUnit. A signifiant portion of their development was funded by the customers who believed in us and our products, which allowed them to deliver their BW projects faster and gain a competitive advantage. We are never going give away what they helped create.

And on that note, I would like to say a very big thank you to the customers that did believe in us. It has been great sharing in your successes and as mentioned above, we will continue to support you in achieving those successes.


TIBant™ v18 Released

TIBant v18 has been released and now provides support for no-outage deployments.

Features Implemented:

  • No Outage Deployments

    The `deploy` target will do a rolling restart of impacted BW instances, using AppStatusCheck to make sure each instance is running before moving onto the next. This means that in HA scenarios, there will be no outage.

  • Add Support for AppStatusCheck

    An `appStatusCheck` task will set ant properties with the current application statuses, using AppStatusCheck under the covers. An `instanceStatusCheck` task will do the same for a particular instance and can be used as a condition to check for a particular status.

TIBant is the premier build automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production.


TIBant™ v17 Released

TIBant v17 has been released.

TIBant is the premier time-saving build and deployment automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ allowing you to spend less time on writing those scripts necessary to get your code built and into production and more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services.

Features Implemented:


Windy Road Partners with Catena Technologies to Improve Delivery Efficiency of Enterprise Applications

Catena Technologies and Windy Road Technology announced a partnership agreement today to help organizations in Asia deliver better quality enterprise applications in shorter timeframes. Windy Road’s BWUnit and TIBant products are used to design continuous delivery pipelines for building software using TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks. Catena Technologies will distribute software licenses and provide design, integration, and support services helping customers to make the most effective use of the Windy Road suite.

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Announcing The Winners of Windy Road’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award

We’re very excited to announce the winners of Windy Road™’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks™ Consultant Award.

Thank you!

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the award, from the nominators and nominees, to everyone who voted and our sponsors. Without you, this would would not have been possible. Thank you!

Windy Road’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award is Sponsored By:

Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited

Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited

Smart Integration Australia Pty Ltd

Smart Integration Australia Pty Ltd

TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc.

CITI Recruitment

CITI Recruitment

Windy Road is a trademark of Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited. TIBCO and TIBCO BusinessWorks are trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc.


Announcing The Short-Listed Nominees for Windy Road’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award

We’re very excited to announce the short-listed nominees for Windy Road™’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks™ Consultant Award.

The second round of voting will commence later today, which will be used to select the winner. Voting will be restricted to the short-listed nominees (they will not allowed to vote for themselves), Sydney users of TIBCO product (by invitation from TIBCO and limited to one vote per organisation) and guest judge Paul Scott-Murphy (Regional CTO, TIBCO Software).

Windy Road’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award is Sponsored By:

Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited

Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited

Smart Integration Australia Pty Ltd

Smart Integration Australia Pty Ltd

TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc.

CITI Recruitment

CITI Recruitment

Windy Road is a trademark of Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited. TIBCO and TIBCO BusinessWorks are trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc.


TIBant™ v16 Released

TIBant v16 has been released.

TIBant is the premier build and deployment automation framework for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™ and allows you to free up your time so that you can spend more energy and development dollars on delivering crucial integration and services and less time on the basics of writing the scripts necessary to get your code built and into production

Features Implemented:

  • Support Checkpoint Repository Source for `configure-ear`

    The `configure-ear` now supports selection of a checkpoint repository and table prefixes.

    The checkpoint repository and table prefix are set the following deployment properties.

    #par#-checkpoints-selected=<<resourcre name>>
    #par#-checkpoints-tablePrefix=<<database table prefix>>

  • Add support for starting the engine in the same JVM as Ant

    Previously, running BW engines used the `bwengine` to start the engine and TIBCO Hawk to stop the engine it. This could result in situations where it was not possible to stop the engine, due to Hawk not being correctly configured or if Hawk was not running.

    To overcome this, TIBant now provides additional macros for starting and stopping a BW engine within the same JVM as the Ant script, which ensures that the engine will stop when the Ant script completes.

  • Automatic TIBCO Path Detection

    Previously the paths for the various TIBCO products had to be set manually via Ant properties. TIBant will now try to determine the TIBCO product paths automatically, if the TIBCO product path properties have not been set.

Defects Fixed:


Announcing The Nominees for Windy Road’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award

We’re very excited to announce the nominees for Windy Road™’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks™ Consultant Award. The response has been great, we’ve got some great nominees and it will exciting to see who rises to the top.

The first round of voting will commence later today, which will be used to select the five best TIBCO BusinessWorks consultants in Sydney.  Voters will include selected peers, Sydney users of TIBCO products and guest judge Paul Scott-Murphy (Regional CTO, TIBCO Software).

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate one (or more) of their colleagues. This award wouldn’t possible without your support and we look forward to having your nominations again next year.

Windy Road’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award is Sponsored By:

Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited

Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited

Smart Integration Australia Pty Ltd

Smart Integration Australia Pty Ltd

TIBCO Software Inc.

TIBCO Software Inc.

CITI Recruitment

CITI Recruitment

Windy Road is a trademark of Windy Road Technology Pty. Limited. TIBCO and TIBCO BusinessWorks are trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc.


Nominations Closing Today for Windy Road’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award

Nominations are closing TODAY for Windy Road™’s Inaugural Sydney’s Best TIBCO BusinessWorks Consultant Award.

Make sure you get your nomination in before 11:59pm AEDT today (6th of Feb, 2014), or ask a colleague to nominate you.

We’re still waiting for a few nominees to accept their nomination, however, to wet your appetite, here is the current list of accepted nominees (in alphabetical order):

  • Ben Amiot
  • Darren Mason
  • Josh Tow
  • Karthik Venkataraman
  • Matt Milligan
  • Nathaniel Gollamandala
  • Nick Grealy
  • Roberto Oliva
  • Sam Wei
  • Sreenivas Eranki
  • Todd Clarke
  • Tracey Scott
  • Udaya Uppalapati
  • Warren Chen

Did You Work With Someone Better?

Did you work with a BW consultant last year who you think is better than some of the people listed above? Nominate them now!

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Sydney BW Integrators Group

Come and join the Sydney BW Integrators Group.

The Sydney BW Integrators Group is all about the developers, designers, architects, testers and administrators who build, support and maintain integrations using TIBCO BusinessWorks. It's about creating an environment in which you can share your expertise and learn from others' expertise.
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