Architecture - Cartridges

A cartridge is a standardised approach of packaging and sharing reusable software delivery assets. They will typically defines the Git repositories with sample code, Jenkins jobs and pipelines that define a reference implementation for a particular technology.

Cartridges can be loaded into the platform dynamically at any time and multiple cartridges can be loaded concurrently. They are designed for modularity and reuse and as a means for people to contribute to the platform.

Cartridges are defined according to the cartridge specification which is implemented by the cartridge skeleton which can be used as a basis for cartridge development.

Cartridge Collections

Cartridges can be grouped together into collections so that related cartridges can be loaded in one go.