Integrated Development Tool-Chains = High Velocity, Visibility, and Quality

Velocity

In today’s market, software development organizations find themselves racing against time. Enterprises are opting for best-of-breed—rather than single-vendor—solutions, requiring the ability to create a fully integrated development tool-chain, critical to enabling higher velocity, CI/CD, and DevOps. Their ability to compete often hinges on how fast they can deliver applications to customers with ever-increasing demands for quality and innovative features. Many software vendors adopt Agile methodologies and implement continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), and DevOps to expedite time to market. Automation becomes key, as do thorough testing and quality control. Contrary to a collection of standalone or poorly connected tools, …

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Gerrit Productivity Hacks – Configure Jenkins to stop hammering your Gerrit server

Jenkins

As part of productivity hack blog series, this post is aimed towards Gerrit admins/Jenkins CI owners. This post will talk about how they can configure/tune systems they’re maintaining such that Gerrit servers will have less load caused by CI systems and make them capable of serving human users better. Jenkins usage pattern which can create load on Gerrit server Constant/Frequent Polling We all understand importance and benefits of a good Continuous Integration system. It all begins immediately with having a new source code change in the source code repository. We would want our CI system such as Jenkins to grab …

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Installing Jenkins for Use with TeamForge

This week I was working with a customer, helping to set up a sandbox environment for them, including helping them to build a local Jenkins server to use with TeamForge.  I’ve done this a few times now, but every time I end up back in the same places, figuring out the same things over again so this time, I’m going to document it for me, and for you.  There’s a pretty good chance, I think, that I’ll end up doing this again for a proof of concept with a prospective customer one day, so having this information handy will be… …

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Scaled Agile to DevOps

Many people and companies have talked about Scaling Agile to DevOps and have tried adopting this approach to software development at different scales. While many companies have been successful in adopting the technique, only a few have been able to scale. The term DevOps (Development + Operations) was born around 2008 when some used the term to describe “Agile Infrastructure”. But ever since then, the two terms “Agile” and “DevOps” have been used selectively, either together or separately. In recent years some companies have successfully mastered Agile Execution at scale, making DevOps a hot new topic on every CIO’s list. …

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is Getting Agile

Why engineers and organizations are turning to agile methodologies to build the connected device Every day, every hour, every minute, devices are becoming connected. The Internet of Things (or Iot) has gone from a buzzword floating through the echoes of Silicon Valley to a tangible and quickly advancing movement in the world of hardware. But, like a stone tossed into a pond, the effects of the Internet of Things are quickly rippling outward, causing immense changes to the environment surrounding it. And, as it turns out, the IoT is a rather big stone and it’s making a large splash. The …

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ALM is a subset of PLM

In the production industry, software is very often the breaking point in the product lifecycle. Of course, the question raised is how to optimize software development and how to shorten time to market. The amount of software contained in “classic” products is substantial. A luxury car contains up to 100 million lines of code! Even a simple, computer controlled household appliance can contain up to 1 million lines of code. Medical devices contain up to 3 million lines of code and a jet fighter contains up to 6 million lines of code. Surely you are using a Product Lifecycle Management …

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COLLABNET’S TEAMFORGE 8.0 HELPS ORGANIZATIONS SCALE AGILE, DEVOPS AND GIT

Today, we are pleased to announce that CollabNet has release TeamForge 8.0, which includes a major set of enhancements to our flagship platform. TeamForge 8.0 includes a new modern user interface that simplifies and streamlines user workflow, and offers enhanced planning, visibility and reporting for increasingly complex software development environments. Enterprises can now easily adopt, manage and govern many of the leading open-source tools in use today, including Git/Gerrit, Binary Artifact Management, Test Management, Nexus and Review Board. TeamForge 8.0 is geared at helping companies speed application delivery while improving software and delivery quality at the same time.   It was …

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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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Exploring Task-based CI with SVN and Git

CI is frequently implemented as a dev process and not tied to the rest of the software development life cycle, resulting in a lack of real time visibility across all stakeholders at the project level.  Simply moving CI away from an isolated dev discipline is difficult, let alone scaling CI across an enterprise. One major challenge is achieving the high frequency of integrations while tying the CI process to the business needs and ensuring functional completeness, such as features that span multiple builds. Other challenges in scaling CI are governance and Ops.  CI tooling and adoption is often driven at …

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New CI, CD and DevOps Workshop

Join CollabNet at one of our upcoming Live workshops coming to all major cities worldwide. This CI, CD and DevOs workshop lays out Agile principles, engineering and management practices to enable rapid delivery of high quality, and valuable new functionality using the most popular open source development tools with CollabNet TeamForge. With the adoption of Git/Gerrit, Subversion, Jenkins,Chef, Nexus and Artifactory, you are challenged with scaling agility across an enterprise interwoven with a complex heterogeneous mix of tools and processes.  How do you reign in all these disparate systems and scale your Agile successes, while allowing your teams the flexibility …

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