The community submitted over 10 charms as part of the juju charm contest. The judges have deliberated and have picked the following winners:
The Grand Prize ($300 Amazon Gift Card) goes to Jimmi Andersen for his charm that deploys Appflower, a Rapid Application Development (RAD) tool for building web applications. You can check out the charm in the store for deployment instructions. The judges were impressed by how complete the charm is and how it brings software to Ubuntu that was previously only available by installing it by hand.
The 2 runners up (in no particular order) are Kees Cook for sbuild, and Ben Kerensa for Subway. sbuild provides a build environment for developers to test packages against and has been used for portable “hackathons” where having the packages build on the cloud is quicker and more convenient than building on your local machines. The Subway charm deploys the Subway IRC client, a sexy web based IRC client that uses Node.js and MongoDB. Thanks Ben and Kees, you’ll each receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
The charm store continues to grow as we now have over 73 total charms. The following people contributed charms to the contest and will each receive a Juju tshirt and Ubuntu travel mug: Patrick Hetu (znc and OpenERP), Atul Jha (OwnCloud), Nathan Osman (StackMobile), shazzner (Gitolite), and Brandon Holtsclaw (Drupal). Honorable mention goes to Ryan Kather, who attempted Moodle but was not able to complete it in time. Maybe next time! We’ll go deeper into these charms and show off their examples throughout the coming weeks.
Not finding what you need in the Charm Store? Well you can always contribute your own charms, here’s how you can get started.