One of the most common questions we get when we go to a conference or a user group meeting is ‘Who is Travis?’
Thanks to the awesome people at Sticker Mule, we can now introduce you to Travis himself, the mustasche behind every one of your builds!
The first incarnation of Travis was not a standalone tool or service, in fact Travis was first meant to work together with Integrity, another CI tool, and a RubyGem called Bob, which was a builder for Integrity. In fact, if you visit the link to the Bob RubyGem page you will see the description “Bob the Builder will build your code”.
I don’t know if you watch a lot of children’s shows, but at Travis we love children’s TV shows, and Sven is probably the biggest fan of them. In fact when Sven was thinking of a good name for Travis he was watching lots of cartoons, especially one in particular, Bob The Builder.
On the show there is a character named Travis, a tractor, who helps out the crew when they need it. As Travis was initially built to work with Bob the builder (the RubyGem), the name seemed fitting.
Although Travis CI doesn’t use Integrity or Bob (the builder), Travis is his own man, doing his own thing, making it on his own, and boy he is awesome at it!
Thank you Sticker Mule!
The awesomeness which is ‘Travis’ has only been made possible by the amazing help from Sticker Mule, especially David.
David has been amazing, creating several mock-ups for us, taking all our feedback and then iterating and improving and creating more awesome each and every time. They have even been so awesome to provide us with a huge stack of stickers so we can give them out at conferences and whenever we see a Travis fan!
We can’t gush enough about the quality of the Sticker Mule stickers, and it only makes it more amazing that the guys behind Sticker Mule are awesome. They sponsored us with stickers and design help since our early days, and were a tremendous help when we needed some stickers for our crowd funding campaign.
If you like what David and Sticker Mule have created, why not send them a thank you tweet, or better yet, give them a High 5 or Hug next time you see them :)
We <3 you Sticker Mule!
An Extra Treat
Our awesome friends at Less Films created this for us a while ago and we wanted to share it with everyone again :) (we <3 you guys!)