Octobus provides you with commercial support for Mercurial, a free, distributed source
control management tool. Our team of experts has an extensive
experience with Mercurial and can help you with any aspect of its
usages. Octobus was founded by Pierre-Yves
David, one of the major contributors to Mercurial. Since
2010, we have landed thousands
of changesets, fixed hundreds of bugs and brought major
upgrade to it.
Let us know how we can help you.
What we do
We can provide a large range of services around Mercurial:
performance improvement, new feature development, migration and
deployment, extensions development for custom needs, bug fixes,
performance improvement, users training, etc.
In addition, we offer DevOps consulting and Python related
services: web performance debugging and improvements, Python
testing training and tooling.
Who we are
I am passionate about developer tools and workflow improvement.
In 2010, I was working on testing and continuous integration
when I started looking into the Mercurial
Over the years, I have become one of the largest contributors
to Mercurial, with thousands
of direct contributions and reviews.
I drove multiple deep changes both user-visible (e.g.: the
phases concept) and internal (e.g.: new bundle and exchange
format, unifying transaction logic, etc.).
I have created the changeset
evolution concept, a way for developers to safely
exchange and rewrite draft changesets. I am currently focusing on
getting it to completion.
In 2017, I founded Octobus to put my expertise at the service of
improving the experience of other developers.
Sailing between the worlds of development and infrastructure,
I have always attached a great importance to the reliability
and quality of the products that I worked on. From the
migration of a Django platform to the cloud, to the
scalability issues of a machine-learning infrastructure, I
always puts my energy in the hunt for a simpler world.
Now, I dedicate my time to making the development world
simpler by working on Mercurial and testing tools.