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JFrog advances C/C++ modelling for the IoT ahead of investor call

Continuous software development toolmaker JFrog has taken the wraps off v2.0 of its Conan build process manager, which it says will enhance C/C++ modelling for IoT and embedded applications.

Diego Rodriguez-Losada, co-founder of Conan.io and lead architect at JFrog, said that Conan 2.0 is aimed at delivering a view of dependencies across the whole software ‘supply chain’ to benefit high-performance, embedded and IoT use cases.

“Conan 2.0 builds on years of open source experience and use by thousands of companies and hundreds of thousands of developers worldwide and aims to help solve a key challenge – managing software dependencies,” Rodriguez-Losada said in the announcement.

According to JFrog, Conan is already used by several thousand companies worldwide from automotive and aerospace to robotics and healthcare. C++ ecosystem developers will be able to accurately capture binary dependencies and secure their software pipeline.

JFrog software is used to help enterprises manage and release software updates, including the JFrog Platform, an automated, binary-centric, end-to-end devops platform. Conan 2.0 should make it easier for developers to securely and rapidly reproduce artifact builds, it said.

“The world expects software to update continuously, securely, non-intrusively and without user intervention,” according to the vendor.

New features in the package manager include a new ‘signing’ plug-in for greater security, new open APIs, custom commands and extensions to improve flexibility, and new artifact modelling and dependency management based on better comprehension of software component interrelationships, it said.

“Conan 2.0 utilises lockfiles to ‘pin down’ all versions of software dependencies, ensuring organisations have a framework for safely reproducing builds and accelerating their CI/CD pipelines without compromising agility,” the vendor announcement said.

NASDAQ-listed JFrog will present at an investor conference for Q1 at 1025, Pacific Time, 7 March and at 1030, Pacific Time, on 8 March 2023, at two summits in San Francisco, USA. A live, replayable webcast will be available here.

( Photo by Stephanie LeBlanc on Unsplash )

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