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.

Walk-through: Connecting Eclipse to TeamForge Project

Hi, Folks. Today I thought I would walk through the necessary steps to configure the CollabNet Desktop Client for Eclipse and connect it to a TeamForge Project running on CloudForge. This blog post should apply to Eclipse and other tools written on the Eclipse platform. I’m using the “Indigo” 64-bit build of Eclipse on OS-X but I have followed the same steps with similar success with VMWare’s SpringSource on OS-X and Eclipse on Windows 7. I’ll assume you have a working copy of Eclipse for this walk-through and a passable knowledge of how to use it. To complement its incredible …

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Codesion Integrates with Zendesk!

Based on feedback from our customers we are happy to announce the integration between our enterprise-grade, cloud development platform and Zendesk, a popular help desk solution. Teams looking to automatically link work done by their development teams to customer issues are now able to complete this workflow. In fact, developers can even close (“Solve”) multiple tickets directly with a single code change. Using Codesion’s commit message syntax a developer can link code commits to Zendesk tickets and automatically solve the ticket; all without having to change anything in your Zendesk account, your repository, or your cloud development platform client. Any …

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Enterprise Cloud Development: Beyond Shadow IT

Hosted version control providers have been around as long as Subversion and Git. CollabNet released the first version of Subversion in 2000 while Git first appeared in 2005. CollabNet’s Codesion (nee CVSDude) started out as a server in a bedroom in 2002 and weren’t the first or only kids on the block. Today, a quick Google search for “hosted version control” yields over 29 million results. Obviously, there aren’t 29 million providers out there but it is a topic of much discussion and debate.   To date, most of the users of cloud-based version control have had little or no …

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You Ask, We Answer! 10 Commonly Asked Questions…

Here at Codesion our customers come from a variety of backgrounds. We have expert users that have been running CVS for years, we have Subversion users that have been using it since it was first introduced, we have users that are transitioning from Subversion to Git, and we have many new users that have never used version control With so many levels of expertise, the questions we see on a daily basis run the gamut. Here is a sampling of some of the more recent questions and answers. Q: What types of files can you store? (e.g. video, files, HTML, …

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Technical Debt – The High Cost of Future Change

But little Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy! Robert Burns wrote this verse of “To a Mouse” in 1785 and his words are just as true today. Foresight is not a perfect tool so we aren’t capable of creating a perfect plan for the future. Even if we spend months researching there will always be known-knowns, known-unknowns, and unknown-unknowns to account for in our planning. Things that we know to be true today …

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