We built Probo from the ground up with open source software (OSS) as a top priority. Zivtech, the company that built and supports Probo, is an “OSS shop,” and our values are OSS to the core. We value open source in our own code and product as well as the OSS that the broader development community is building. We’re focused on making Probo free and easy to use for OSS developers via the Probo.ci SaaS app.
In our last post, we covered how to set up a WPEngine site using Probo. This post will walk you through how to use Probo once your initial site is set up.
As a recent addition to the Zivtech team who doesn’t come from a technical background, I’ve been exposed to a lot of new technologies and terminologies. When our CEO assigned the task of getting a WPEngine site to work with Probo, I knew it would be a challenging learning experience. With less technical expertise than many other WPEngine users, I was prepared for potential speed bumps along the way.
We often talk about Probo in regards to Drupal development because we do a lot of Drupal work at Zivtech. We originally built Probo to eliminate bottlenecks in our development workflow on our Drupal projects, but it can also be used to test any PHP and MySQL based application like WordPress or any other LAMP based CMS platforms.
At this year’s BADCamp I did a session with Thom Toogood, a Lead Drupal Developer at Deloitte Digital Australia, on Shift Left Testing and Continuous Collaboration.
Acquia BLT is an open source project that aims to provide pre-configured tools and tests for Drupal 8 projects, and it now has built-in support for Probo.CI. Out of the box Probo will:
From July 31st to August 2nd is the third annual Drupal GovCon, an awesome conference focusing on Drupal and Open Source Software in the government (mostly the U.S. Federal Government).
It's been about two years since we created Probo's initial UI designs. The UI and UX have served us well so far, but it's time for change!
The user experience for the app was originally developed mostly through intuition, like most brand new projects. We started off looking at other CI tools available, then modified what we found based on our needs.
We are excited to announce a couple new features for Probo customers this week: we now have 3 versions of our standard image to support various versions of PHP without having to run updates during the build process, and we now support .htaccess controls, to prevent unwanted viewing of your probo environments.