SMaler

About SMaler

Sophia is currently the Senior Manager of Product Marketing for CollabNet with expert-level knowledge in the areas of systems management, security, and identity management.

New Solution Brief: Enterprise Git Adoption with CollabNet TeamForge®

CollabNet recently published a new solution brief “Enterprise Git Adoption with CollabNet TeamForge®“. It discusses issues and common roadblocks of enterprise Git adoption and gives practical recommendations for overcoming them. The writing was prompted multiple requests from many of our customers, who want to make Git into their corporate standard. Interestingly, after talking to numerous large development organizations, we found that most of them have the exact same concerns regarding Git adoption: Insufficient native access and audit controls in Git Git was designed for the needs of open source projects, specifically Linux.  It can reliably track who authored a change and who can …

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TeamForge 8.0 is here!

This week CollabNet announced TeamForge 8.0 release, and we are very excited about it!  This is the first release in our 8.x series and a very important milestone for us. The 8.0 provides new levels of visibility, reporting and planning for increasingly complex software development processes in enterprise organizations.  TeamForge 8.0 is already available, and you can download an evaluation copy by visiting:  http://www.collab.net/product/teamforge/free-trial. So what are we so excited about? The 8.0 is packed with innovations! Here here are just a few highlights: Most importantly, TeamForge 8.0 has a brand new user interface, with a more modern look and feel. It …

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Anti-patterns in the Continuous Delivery (CD) Practice

This week CollabNet published a new whitepaper “Top 5 Anti-patterns in the Continuous Delivery (CD) Practice“, which discusses common issues faced by companies as they establish best Continuous Delivery (CD) practices. By observing hundreds of companies on their journey to CD, we found that even the best engineering organizations can easily get trapped in process anti-patterns by simply applying engineering best practices used in the traditional software development lifecycle. Why is this happening? It is happening because CD is still an emerging practice, and the best practices for it are still forming. It is very hard, if not impossible, to …

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Scaling Compliance with Git: What Your PCI-DSS Guy Will Not Tell You, Part 3

I would like to continue exploring the PCI-DSS 3.0 requirements and their relevance for Git administration. Development tools and processes were not in the focus of the PCI-DSS 3.0 before, but in the 3.0 version of the standard, there are some implications. In my previous two blog posts I shared a story of my friend who is currently exploring the possibility of migrating from Subversion to Git and is in the process of understanding the impact of PCI-DSS on their SCM technology choice and the project scope. As their project progressed, they found that what they initially thought to be …

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Effective SCM Strategy for the Modern Enterprise

Recently CollabNet published the new whitepaper “Effective SCM Strategy for the Modern Enterprise“, which discusses issues that large companies face when working on their Software Delivery Lifecycle (SDLC) infrastructure. While understanding the requirements for repository management is a major part an enterprise IT strategy, when we talked to our customers and prospects, we noticed an interesting (and somewhat troublesome) trend in how people view SCM technology. The key problem we were seeing is that software configuration management (SCM) is typically viewed as a merely technical issue. Business stakeholders often completely rely on the technical experts – users of the SCM …

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Unexpected Pitfalls of CI/CD Automation: What Your PCI-DSS Guy Will Not Tell You, Part 2

As I promised in my last blog post, I would like to continue the topic of PCI-DSS 3.0, which has been in effect since January 2014. As the January 2015 deadline for meeting the 3.0 requirements rapidly approaches, many companies are working to address areas of the standard that were somewhat neglected in the 2.0 version, such as development tools and processes. It is important to continue developing a better understanding of the standard and its effect on use of development technologies in highly regulated industries. Let’s take a closer look at additional PCI-DSS 3.0 requirements. In my last blog …

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Migrating from Subversion to Git: What Your PCI-DSS Guy Will Not Tell You, Part 1

It is the time of the year when consumers begin to open their wallets. Retail and credit card processing industries are busily preparing their systems to handle the projected volume of credit card transactions leading up to Black Friday through the New Year.  It is no wonder IT folks are now revisiting their compliance with the infamous PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) to ensure that their companies develop and store code dealing with credit cards in a secure way. If you are not familiar with PCI-DSS, in a nutshell, is a rigorous set of standards for protecting cardholder …

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