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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TeamForge for Free…That’s Right, Free. With CloudForge.

CloudForge Project

  Tuesday was a big day for CollabNet. We announced some long-planned disruptive changes to CloudForge™ pricing and packaging.  A key component of these changes was making TeamForge® available as an entry point to all CloudForge users.  The initial feedback on this development has been extremely positive with strong press, analyst and partner feedback as well as large spikes in both new and free users. Of course, CollabNet continues to ride the market wave of development and deployment moving to the public and privately managed cloud.  But we’ve had CloudForge for a while, so this begs the question as to “what’s different?”  Basically, …

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Introducing CollabNet GitEye

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Today I have the pleasure of announcing a new graphical client for Git that we have been working on — CollabNet GitEye. GitEye is a Java GUI client for Git written on top of the Eclipse RCP framework. We are providing downloads for Windows, OSX and Linux though we can theoretically produce builds for a few other operating systems as well if the demand is there. Leveraging the Eclipse RCP framework allows us to provide a native GUI experience on all of these different operating systems, while still benefiting from the cross platform nature of Java. This approach also allows …

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Need a quick fix? Simple solutions to SVN, TeamForge and Git

Support sees quite a few issues, and while impossible to solve everything immediately (or through a blog I may be writing), I’ve found some common issues that you may encounter while wrangling code on CloudForge: – TeamForge login: Do you have a long domain name? While we mention that you must use the ‘domain_username’ structure for logging in, what you might not know is that we’ll truncate login names longer than 32 characters. For example: if I have the organization ‘excellentbusinessorganization’ and my username is ‘jesseyowell’, you will see under the TeamForge login page that your login name may be …

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Tips on Git: De-fanging ‘Git Push’

Ever had Git commit a branch you didn’t intend? % git co branch-1 % (workee workee workee) % (interrupt) % git ci -am”Half the change of the primary task” % git co branch-2 % (workee workee workee) % git ci -am”The whole change of the interrupt % git push babble babble babble 9e7f6d7..35935af branch-1 -> branch-1 ccb352f..66c8c36 branch-2 -> branch-2 Oh no! Not branch1! It’s not finished yet!!! What Git has just done is technically called “push by matching”: any branches in your repo that have names matching branches in the origin repo get pushed. The confusing thing here is …

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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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Building Open-Source Software Engineering Tools

Do you know about CollabNet’s Tigris.Org community?  The birth-place of Subversion and home of many Subversion client tools, Tigris also hosts the communities behind the popular UML design tool ArgoUML, the Perl style and correctness tool Perlcritic, the PHP object-relational database Lawngnome, the highly customizable bug tracker Scarab, process tools like ReadySET, and lots more. Named for the great river Tigris, birthplace of civilizations and stories, the Tigris site provides fertile, well-watered soil for a new kind of community. A Tigris project collects together the mail lists, wiki, bug tracking, document sharing and storage, and source code — a well-equipped and …

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Help us help you through CloudForge’s Support Portal!

I’m sure most of you have noticed CloudForge’s new, sleek, Zendesk help portal.  What you may not know is the changes that are happening behind the scenes:  more support agents, a bigger and better knowledge base, and faster support response.  Not all of this is going to happen overnight, but the purpose of this blog is to help you utilize all you can out of our help portal.  Here are a list of things you may not have known about CloudForge’s support portal: The Server Status Page (aka status.cloudforge.com): As you can see in the above picture, we occasionally have …

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Java Web Apps to Rails, A Developer’s Experience…

After transitioning from Java to Rails, I realized this may be a topic worth exploring within the CloudForge community.  This blog delves into my experience of switching from building Java/Flex applications to building Rails applications.   Let me share a little bit of history to help set the tone of this blog.  I have worked in procedural and OO languages (C/C++, Perl, Java) building web applications.  This is my first time developing on a Mac (not to mention, even a right click without a mouse was a mystery when I started).  So, the transition is not just to Rails, but to …

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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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