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CollabNet Makes SD Times 100 for Fourteenth Year

CollabNet receives accolades each year for our market leadership as a company and the excellent attributes of our products. One of these awards in particular means a lot to our team—the SD Times 100, a list of the most influential and innovative companies in software development.  As of 2017, we have been recognized fourteen years in a row by this program! That is quite an accomplishment in our rapidly evolving market. The SD Times 100 is one of the industry’s longest-standing formal accolades. Our industry eagerly awaits this list each year to see which companies will receive recognition for innovation …

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Why FinServ Software Delivery Is Ripe for Value Stream Management

(Contributed by Mr. Marco Morales who is the director of global solutions for digital transformation products at CollabNet.)     As you’ve probably seen, CollabNet has been all around the globe in the last few months meeting with IT decision makers and managers to discuss Value Stream Management for software delivery. We hosted a number of half-day seminars in cities like Paris, Los Angeles, Seattle and Berlin and were pleased to see this topic—improving software delivery through Value Stream Mapping (VSM)—really resonates with IT leaders at large organizations.  Many of them are familiar with VSM as a Lean Management method. Yet they …

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DevOps Enterprise Summit London: What Did We Learn?

We learned a lot at DevOps Enterprise Summit in London (DOES17) this month. Nearly 700 of our software delivery peers came in from around the world for non-stop DevOps-themed keynotes, sessions, workshops and networking events. It was a rare opportunity to meet so many engaging, insightful and knowledgeable people who shared a lot about their own experiences and challenges with us at the conference. We also contributed to the body of knowledge with our latest thinking around Value Stream Mapping and the latest capabilities of CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager. We were encouraged by the positive feedback and interest we received. Not only did we learn (and share!) …

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Couldn’t Join the #DevOpsValueStream CrowdChat with Forrester Analyst Diego Lo Giudice? Here’s What you Missed!

Just recently Eric Robertson, VP of DevOps Product Engineering and Management at CollabNet and Forrester analyst Diego Lo Giudice hosted a live CrowdChat to discuss DevOps Value Streams. CrowdChat makes community discussions around particular topics easy to host. Chats can be accessed via your own LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook. Chat topics are organized by hashtags. The hashtag of our latest CrowdChat was #DevOpsValueStreams. Diego, Eric and other members of the CollabNet and software delivery community contributed to the conversation with thoughts, questions, comments and lively debate. The live chat received more than 550 views in one hour, and covered topics …

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Join CollabNet at DevOps Enterprise Summit in London, June 5-6

Thus far in 2017, CollabNet has expanding efforts overseas and attended numerous technical conferences in Europe, becoming a leading vendor in the European DevOps market.  As we hit the year’s midway point, we are excited to announce additional events in Europe where you can find us. We are thrilled to attend and support as Gold Sponsors the 2017 DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES) in London. DOES London runs from June 5-6 and will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre. DOES events are an enriching experience for all who attend. IT Revolution, the organization responsible for organizing DOES, cultivates a …

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Gerrit Productivity Hack – Handling Large Binary Files with Gerrit, Artifactory and Git LFS

Handling large binary files with Git is a performance pain. You can work around the problem by some proper Gerrit tuning and restructuring your build scripts so that they fetch binaries from an artifact repository instead of having them part of the repo. With Git LFS, there is another approach available that does not require any changes to your build process or Git server configuration. The Gerrit and JGit communities are still working on built-in Git LFS support, but I thought it makes sense to show how Gerrit can be used with a separate Git LFS backend – Artifactory – …

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10 Things You Should Know About Git Replication in the Enterprise

1. Git is distributed, isn’t replication a concept for centralized version control systems? You’re right, Git is a distributed version control system. However, most enterprises require their developers to synch their local work with central, “blessed” repositories. Those central synch points make sure no work is lost if a laptop gets stolen or damaged and developers only have to only know one place where they have to go to learn about their colleagues’ work results. The same applies to build/CI servers like Jenkins that will monitor and pull the latest source code from the blessed repository as well. Consequently, most …

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Stash your Trash – Keep GIT clean with Gerrit 2.10

Stash your Trash - Keep GIT clean - CollabNet

Garbage collection is really important, not just in the real world but also within your Git repositories. If you have lots of development activities going on, chances are very high that your Git clone and push operations will get slower and slower. Fortunately, the cure is simple: Run git garbage collection (git gc). We have seen examples where running gc cut clone and push times by more than 99 percent. Same goes for code browsing activities as well – Run git gc and list your branches online within milliseconds instead of seconds again. If Git garbage collection has so many …

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Bulletproof, Military Grade Security – Visualizing the Access Control Mechanisms of Your SCM Solution

Why visualize? Access control is probably not the most sexy or intuitive part of any SCM (source code management) solution. However, understanding how access control mechanisms work is crucial for any enterprise that has to protect its intellectual property. What makes things tricky is that any SCM solution on the planet claims to have proper, powerful, “military grade”, “bulletproof” access controls in place. Looking at the specifics, there are huge differences that can give you a competitive business advantage (or disadvantage). A framework that helps you to visualize the differences in the fine print is a way better approach to …

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Feature Hat-trick: Three new Git features for TeamForge in a week

The rule of three The rule of three also seems to apply to new TeamForge Git features. Last week, I blogged about the top three Git features coming with the new TeamForge 8.0 release.  In the same post, I already announced that another three Git features will be released immediately after the launch, so let’s inspect how this hat-trick looks like.   1. Assign an entire TeamForge Team to a Code Review with One click TeamForge 8.0 introduced teams as a native concept. If you like to add all team members to a Gerrit change (Git Code Review) at once, you can …

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