Clemens works for Boehringer-Ingelheim’s IT organization – responsible for the global technology strategy, the architecture board and he is the CTO and head of engineering at BI X ( - BI’s digital startup incubator.


Announcement: Version 3 of OpenDevStack

With great pride we are announcing version 3 of the OpenDevStack. 7+ months of work, > 1000 commits - in short, close to 100% automated test coverage, make based installation, a fully self contained AMI to get you started in minutes, and so many other large and small fixes, to make enterprise installation just fly.

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Announcement: Version 1.2 of OpenDevStack

With great pride - we are announcing version 1.2 of the OpenDevStack. 6+ months of work, > 500 commits - in providing new features, such as document generation, multi repository orchestration, and new and updated quickstarters.

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ODS 1.0.2 released

On the 1.0.x train we officially released version 1.0.2) which contains a small set of painful bugs we discovered.

Main Fixes:

ODS Core

  • failures due to dependency changes (e.g. for NGINX)

ODS Jenkins Shared Library

  • addition of image labels for author, commit, branch, builder to allow for better bottom up tracebility, as we run a binary docker build

ODS Quickstarters

  • failures due to dependency updates (e.g. for angular and spring boot) and python slave’s PIP now allows for self signed certificates of NEXUS

ODS Provisioning App

  • suppport for people that rename crowd sso cookie to run multiple atlassian environments in the same subdomain, and several small rights/roles fixes.

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2019 roadmap and other ODS news

We have been pretty heads down for the last couple of months, in getting new stuff to fly for Version 1.1, next to maintaing the 1.0.x train.

Version 1.1 focuses on a few important topics:

  1. Data Science & ML quickstarter
  2. finally writing documentation (which we are pretty much done, at least for cut one :)) - there is now a README for each major component, and repo
  3. Adding some pretty useful features to provision app around project templates, and refactoring of the HTTP call mess we had with 0.1 / 1.0.x
  4. Providing a new release manager quickstarter to move an entire namespace & application into a new namespace - e.g. when you want to move from dev to test. (and automatically generate you documentation around your application)

Version 2.0 will focus on one big topic:

  1. Rework quickstarters and remove rundeck from the ODS mix, a lot of complexity will vanish and morphe into std. Jenkins jobs.

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Announcement: Version 1.0 of OpenDevStack

With great pride - we are announcing version 1.0 of the OpenDevStack. 7+ months of work, > 500 commits, went into making the original version from BI X ready for the first major release.

Main Features:

ODS Core

  1. Provide jenkins image(s) including owasp scan dependencies on top of the official Redhat ones (*)
  2. Nexus and Sonarqube integrated setup running on OpenShift
  3. Provide webhook proxy, so we don’t need to search for the right commit, branch, etc.

ODS Jenkins Shared Library

  1. Provide consistent way of building, testing, deploying and scanning projects - radical simplification of building
  2. Auto creation of environment for a given branch if desired

ODS Quickstarters

  1. As opposed to v.0.1 the generator images now inherit from the builder slaves, so we make sure what’s generated - also works during build
  2. Slaves support HTTP proxy now, and bind themselves to the ODS Nexus for artifact mgmt

ODS Provisioning App

  1. Many (many) bugfixes went in, now full support for permission sets (rather than inheriting the global jira, confluence, bitbucket roles and rights)


  1. CLI on top of the OC CLI - used thruout ODS for installation, patching etc. Allows for diff against current version, and single attribute / config patching

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