The choice of cloud native development tools and platform options have grown exponentially during the past couple of years. But with such a wide range of choices comes uncertainty, and sadly, confusion in many cases when deciding which option represents the best fit for software production pipelines.

Chris Aniszczyk, CTO of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and vice president of developer relations at the Linux Foundation, recently described the state of affairs in the cloud native landscape where there are “at least 20 to 30 tools out there, and it’s constantly growing, with a mix of startups and cloud providers, as “an opportune time amongst vendors and users to bring sanity to this space.”

Much of this much-needed “sanity” involves the availability of common standards for continuous delivery (CD). To this end, the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) was created to foster collaboration for deployments using Jenkins, Jenkins X, Spinnaker and Tekton.

During this podcast episode of The New Stack @ Scale series, Alex Williams, founder and editor-in-chief of The New Stack, discussed CDF’s mission and what the development community can expect.

The podcast discussions recorded at the Open Source Leadership Summit also covered hopes, as well as concerns, about what such a foundation might represent. Other speakers, in addition to Aniszczyk, included:

Matt Klein, a software engineer at Lyft and creator of the Envoy Proxy;

Kit Merker, vice president of business development, at JFrog;

Dan Lorenc, a software engineer on Google’s Cloud Platform;

Kim (Vogt) Lewandowski, a Google product manager.

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