April 2020 Newsletter

April updates from CircleCI: $100M Series E Funding, matrix jobs, upcoming maintenance window for macOS users, and more!

April 2020 updates

Announcing CircleCI’s $100M Series E

We are happy to announce that we’ve raised a $100 million Series E funding round. With this funding round, we will also be welcoming Cack Wilhelm from IVP to our board of directors. Learn more about how we plan to use the funds to invest in our business, our platform, and our vision in the announcement post from CEO, Jim Rose.

Matrix jobs are now available

With matrix jobs, you can create jobs that will build and test your code across multiple operating systems, versions of dependencies, and more with just a few lines of code. Read our tutorial post or check out the docs to learn more.

New insights endpoints in API v2

Realize the full value of CircleCI with visibility into workflow status, duration, and consumption data, with our new insights endpoints. Check out the announcement here and join the webinar tomorrow to learn more about the newest endpoints and for tips on how to build your own dashboards.

Improvements to our new UI

Over the last few weeks, our team has shipped multiple improvements to the new UI including a change that decreases the first meaningful paint time to 1.96 seconds - two times faster than the time to first paint in our old UI. We encourage you to opt-in to the new UI and leave us feedback through the in-app survey. Note that you can still switch back to the old UI at any time.

Artifact deletion policy and redirect changes

Beginning on April 30th, 2020, we will start automatically deleting build artifacts that are older than 30 days. This will not impact other CircleCI output data such as caches, workspaces, and logs. Also, to improve the performance of artifacts hosting, we are redirecting non-HTML build artifacts to short-lived, pre-signed cloud storage. See additional details here.

Scheduled maintenance for macOS users

On Sunday, April 26, 2020 between 01:00 and 05:00 UTC (Saturday, April 25, 2020 between 18:00 PST and 22:00 PST), we will be undergoing scheduled network maintenance that could affect macOS users. During this time, we expect that there will be periods when macOS jobs will be delayed or failed as network interruptions occur. If you initiate jobs during this period that do not run or do not finish, please retry them when the maintenance period is complete. While this is generally a low-volume build time, we realize that this may be an inconvenience for customers and apologize in advance for any disruption to your work.

New CircleCI Academy training courses

Take your knowledge of CircleCI to the next level with two new training courses on CircleCI Academy, our free, developer-focused learning platform.

  • Build → Test → Deploy: In this course, we cover concepts regarding build-test-deploy scenarios using a variety of frameworks, tools, and languages. Our first lesson covers VCS integration, automated testing framework, workflows, and more.
  • Migrations: In this course, you will learn how to migrate your projects from various CI/CD solutions to CircleCI. Our first lesson in this series focuses on a Jenkins to CircleCI migration.

Test out our Jenkinsfile converter

Our team is working on a Jenkinsfile converter to help users easily migrate their projects to our platform. The converter is for declarative (pipeline) syntax Jenkinsfiles only and we want your feedback! Sign up here to get early access.

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