Brightfame has open-sourced MageCloudKit for AWS

This year we’re open-sourcing MageCloudKit including 20 production-grade infrastructure modules for AWS. Previously, MageCloudKit was only available commercially through Brightfame. In 2019 we made the business decision to stop developing or supporting MageCloudKit and hence are open-sourcing the product to support our existing customer base and also leverage support from the community. We’d like to thank our existing customers for purchasing the product and the opportunity to work together.

What’s changing?

  • The MageCloudKit repository will move from brightfame/magecloudkit to magecloudkit/magecloudkit.
  • We will mark brightfame/magecloudkit as abandoned.
  • The product will be re-released under the Apache 2.0 license.
  • Brightfame will no longer commercially support or develop MageCloudKit.
  • The documentation site will stay hosted at: https://docs.magecloudkit.com.

Why are you no longer supporting MageCloudKit?

As a business we have decided to focus on different areas and thus are no longer invested in the Magento community. It is still difficult to spin up a working MageCloudKit environment without a reasonable amount of experience both with Magento and Terraform and the effort required to be compatible with future Magento 2.x releases does not make sense for us.

Moving Forwards

The project now needs you. To file and triage issues, fix bugs and of course write new features. If your a commercial partner looking to support MageCloudKit installations then we’d love to talk. You can write me personally at rob at brightfame.co or open a GitHub issue. We’d like to thank all of our customers over the years for the opportunity to work together.

Brightfame has released MageCloudKit 0.2.0

Today we’re launching MageCloudKit 0.2.0. This milestone release includes an overhauled documentation site, a dedicated MageCloudKit blog and a visual refresh of our marketing website. MageCloudKit 0.2.0 not only packs a lot of exciting new features and fixes, but also some important strategy changes for us as well.

TLDR - We have now merged all of the MageCloudKit modules into a single GitHub repository and will support both Magento 1.9 and 2.2 with a single product.

MageCloudKit 2018 Marketing Site

First, I would like to focus on the exciting MageCloudKit product and strategy changes.

MageCloudKit 0.2.0

Up until today MageCloudKit was distributed as a ZIP archive which made it very cumbersome for customers to track changes and merge updates into their codebases. Starting from today we’re excited to announce that we will be providing Git access to our private GitHub repositories. This is a no-brainer for us since we already collaborate internally using GitHub anyway.

Secondly all of our customers run varying versions of Magento ranging from 1.9 to 2.2. A lot of customers on older versions of Magento would like an upgrade path to the great features we develop for the more recent releases of Magento. Up until today we had no real easy way to provide this as we maintain two distinctive products.

Essentially our solution was for customers to pay us twice.

After a lot of feedback and reviewing our codebases we came to the conclusion that there is no point maintaining two separate products at all. We use a lot of the same modules, code examples and documentation with each product, so it makes a lot of sense to simply combine the two.

I’m pleased to announce that we have now merged all of the MageCloudKit modules into a single GitHub repository and will support both Magento 1.9 and 2.2 with each release. You can thank both myself and Ali for his tremendous help with this task. The best news for our customers is you now have access to all of our products with a single MageCloudKit subscription.

New Documentation Site

Today we’re also announcing our updated documentation site. Previously this content was provided directly with the product itself which led to many issues. One being that it made it very difficult for us to issue updates and new content.

You can view the updated documentation site here: https://docs.magecloudkit.com.

We have documented the MageCloudKit core concepts and more than 20 of our included modules.

Next month, we’ll be launching a new series of guides that outline common problems such as launching new environments, integrating vendors and scaling for high traffic events.

Moving Forwards

It’s been a very busy past few months here at Brightfame working on these exciting new updates. A lot of work went in behind the scenes. I’d like to thank Ali once again for his tremendous effort with consolidating the MageCloudKit modules. We are already hard at work with our plans for 2019.

Thanks for using our software!

Cheers,

Rob