Wercker is a software that helps automate the process of testing and deploying code in a container-centric format. It's truly a unique and awesome platform for developers to streamline their operations, saving hours of headache.
Here's a highlight from VentureBeat:
Wercker had raised around $8 million since its inception, including a $4.5 million round last year. Today’s news comes just a few months after Oracle snapped up API development startup Apiary, and five months after it bought DNS provider Dyn. As for its plans for Wercker, Oracle says that together they will “democratize developer tooling for the modern cloud.” According to a company statement:
"Oracle and Wercker share the view that developers greatly benefit from focusing on building great products and applications. Oracle is building a leading IaaS and PaaS platform as the foundation for a new generation of cloud computing. A leading cloud needs great tooling and adding Wercker’s container lifecycle management to Oracle’s Cloud provides engineering teams with the developer experience they deserve to build, launch and scale their applications."
A separate FAQ document states that Wercker will be integrated into Oracle’s existing developer-focused tools and services once the transaction closes, with Oracle noting that Wercker customers will “benefit from better integration and alignment with Oracle’s other product offerings.”
It's not yet confirmed or disclosed what the terms of the agreement were. We're certain that this will be a crucial piece of Oracle's offering moving forward.
Wercker is one of our international clients, signing in 2016 with us from Amsterdam - a great company, and an even cooler team. Best of luck to them in their new venture!