Patrick Wolf

About Patrick Wolf

Currently a Sr. Product Manager at CollabNet, I have worked in enterprise and SaaS software for 15+ years. In that time I have seen the migration from traditional waterfall to water-scrum-fall to full agile development across many distributed teams.

How to Get Started with CloudForge Development Platform in Pivotal CloudFoundry PaaS

CollabNet’s CloudForge is a collaborative software development platform providing source code management (version control), issue tracking, and agile planning for all personal and professional projects. Full role-based user administration and directory-level access controls allow you to easily manage your development process across distributed teams, both large and small. CloudForge’s inclusion in the CloudFoundry marketplace allows you to quickly set up your projects and teams, leaving more time to focus on developing, building, and testing your applications in a collaborative SDLC framework before deploying them to CloudFoundry. CloudForge is available in all CloudFoundry marketplaces among the various applications you might want to …

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TeamForge: An Essential Cog Driving CloudForge

Recently, we opened up our CloudForge platform to allow unlimited free TeamForge projects; previously only available to CloudForge Agile Enterprise subscribers. This alone represents a big leap forward in the functionality available within CloudForge: issue tracking, document storage, wiki, and discussion forums within a single platform integrated with subversion and Git. However, we also took this opportunity to make a few sizable changes in our implementation of TeamForge to better integrate TeamForge with CloudForge and improve your user experience. The first new feature that users will encounter is single sign-on (SSO) between CloudForge and TeamForge. Whereas CloudForge has been the administrative …

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Beginning a CloudForge Git client using Thor and Interact gems

One of the advantages to blogging is the opportunity to play with and write about technologies that I don’t normally interact with day-to-day. This is especially true of many of the great gems available for Ruby. Building on Jack’s blog post about extending CloudForge via the API I decided to play with a few gems I haven’t had a chance to play with yet: Thor and Interact. gem install thor interact Thor is an awesome toolkit for building robust command-line interfaces (CLIs). It’s somewhat similar to Rake but provides more structure specific for DRY command-line scripting. It’s also an essential …

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New Year, New Dashboard Flow

2013 is off to a blazing start here at CloudForgeHQ and we have quite a few exciting new things coming your way this year.  As you know, we ended support for the user interface at app.Codesion.com in January, consolidating all new and existing customers onto CloudForge.  (Don’t worry, all of your existing service links on Codesion will continue to function, you just need to manage them from CloudForge.)  We are now focusing all of our attention on rapidly deploying new features on CloudForge, incorporating as much user feedback as possible. The first of these changes rolled-out this week on our Dashboard.  Previously, …

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…and an Agile New Year!

The last few weeks of the year are already upon us. In addition to the slew of upcoming “Best Of” lists, the end of the year means travel, family, food, drinks, and that thing we all dread: a resolution. Rather than suggest that we all resolve to be more Agile in the New Year, I wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on how some basic principles of Agile can make us all more successful in keeping our resolutions; or at least recognize measurable success. I think this video perfectly captures the essence of Agile outside the realm of software …

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CloudForge for Microsoft – Connecting the Dots

Hi, everyone. In Part 1 of this 3-part blog I walked-through connecting a project in Microsoft’s Visual Studio to a Subversion repository on CloudForge; providing a secure version control environment that can be shared across a distributed team. In Part 2, I walked-through connecting that same Visual Studio project to TeamForge on CloudForge, providing issue tracking as well as Agile project planning. Today, I wanted to bring all of these pieces together to increase my productivity as a developer and to provide traceability between the work items or artifacts assigned to me in the project and changes to the code.  …

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CloudForge for Microsoft – Connecting Visual Studio to TeamForge

In part 1 of this blog, I walked through connecting Microsoft Visual Studio to a Subversion repository on CloudForge using AnkhSVN.  Today I want to build on that connection, adding agile project management and issue tracking into Visual Studio with CloudForge’s TeamForge Project. Even if you aren’t using Subversion in this project you will need to install the CollabNet Desktop – Visual Studio Edition to enable a connection to TeamForge Project.  Please refer to that post and follow at least the first few steps to get the connection configured. I won’t dive too deeply into the features and benefits of …

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CloudForge for Microsoft – Connecting Visual Studio to SVN

A few months ago I wrote a blog detailing how to connect Eclipse to a TeamForge Project in CloudForge. I wanted to follow-up that post with an analogous walk-through with Visual Studio and CloudForge. For the purpose of this blog I am using Visual Studio 2010 but the same steps apply to Visual Studio 2008 as well. This will be a three-part blog. The first part will cover creating a new project in CloudForge and uploading source code into a centralized Subversion repository. The second part will cover integrating issue tracking and agile project management with TeamForge into our Visual …

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New Feature Highlights – The CloudForge Control Panel

With the release of CloudForge, there are several new features available to simplify project administration and increase efficiency; features such as email invitations, project search, multi-service provisioning, and the Control Panel. Today I wanted to talk about CloudForge’s new Control Panel. Residing near the top of CloudForge’s Dashboard, the control panel is one of the first things you see when you log into CloudForge. In fact, once you have familiarized yourself with CloudForge via the Startup Guide and checked your usage quotas you can hide those elements, giving the Control Panel center stage on your Dashboard; exactly where it belongs. …

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Discover CloudForge Webinar

Hey, everyone. By now you have probably heard that we officially released CloudForge – our development Platform as a Service (dPaaS) – to replace Codesion.com and you might be wondering, “What does this mean for me?”  Understandable. Whether you are a long time user of Codesion (nee CVSDude) or have just found out about us, this represents a significant change. While all of same developer tools remain on our platform, the user interface to manage all of your projects, teams, and services has been completely updated to make you more efficient and put more relevant data at your fingertips. If …

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