Testing and Automation Predictions: A Closer Look at Gartner’s Forecasts for the Coming Years

Another year has come and gone, and many of us are reflecting on the past and looking ahead to see how we can best prepare for the future. Let’s see what Gartner has to say about it in terms of the application development world. As last year was beginning to wind down, the research firm published the Predicts 2017: Application Development report authored by analysts Mike West, Maritess Sobejana, Joachim Herschmann, and Keith James Mann. It includes key findings in application development that will impact organizations and recommendations for application leaders to provide insight for planning in the years to …

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Application Development Industry Analysts Weigh in on Greatest Gains Made in DevOps/ALM in 2016

Last year was a monumental one for CollabNet. Our customers, partners, and staff helped us to: Make significant improvements to TeamForge, our popular enterprise application lifecycle management (ALM) product. Launch a partnership with non-profit #YesWeCode to engender diverse workforce growth in our community. Announce a global partnership with Spain-based application release automation (ARA) provider Clarive Software. Release the innovative solution CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) designed for managing the entire DevOps lifecycle through a single platform.   That’s just to name a few of our milestones. The world of application development saw some significant changes as well. As every IT …

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Gaining Visibility and Traceability Across Your DevOps Pipelines

We recently participated in the Open Source Developer Webcast Series, which our partner Carahsoft hosted. During his session, Kevin Hancock, our Senior Director of Worldwide Field Operations, discussed the basics of DevOps as well as how CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) can help development teams deliver quality software at scale through increasing visibility, traceability, and automation throughout the pipeline. Hancock mentioned that one of the challenges of DevOps is joining together development and operations teams who see the world in fundamentally different ways. How do you solve this cultural rift? Hancock advised fostering transparency across teams to build trust and …

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Modernizing Federal Government’s IT Will Require Cultural Shift

A report this year by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealed that some of the federal government’s information technology (IT) systems have components from as far back as the 1950s and run software written in outdated programming languages. According to the report, the government spends three-fourths of its IT budget on operating and maintaining such inefficient legacy systems. Lawmakers have noted the dire situation that many agencies face with their old, vulnerable IT systems and are actively working to address the need for modern technology, but funding is the major obstacle. Congress failed to pass the IT Modernization Act that …

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How Software Development Has Evolved and Where It’s Heading

How do we bridge the gap between software development and operations in order to relieve the enterprise from the pain of the glaring problems caused by disparate toolsets? CollabNet CEO Flint Brenton addresses that topic in this recently published DevOps Digest article: “Software Development, the Enterprise, and 20/20 Vision: Getting a Clear Picture with Next-Gen DevOps.” Brenton takes a look at the evolution of software development and the movement toward a new generation of tools. This new breed of solutions advances visibility, measurement, and teamwork in order to accelerate the software development pipeline and improve quality. He discusses how having …

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Watch New Video to See How CollabNet DLM Makes DevOps Easier

Following our CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM) announcement last month, we’ve been talking a lot about the value of DevOps to software development. When Development and Operations have the right tools to make working together easier and more efficient, the barriers that have kept them operating in isolation are more likely to dissolve. The result is a unified team that accomplishes more, innovates more, produces a higher quality of software faster, and identifies and fixes problems more quickly. The value of that can be worth millions of dollars when every company is already a software business, or becoming one. CollabNet …

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Where’s DevOps Innovation Headed? Reflections from the 2016 DevOps Enterprise Summit

I recently attended DevOps Enterprise Summit (DOES16), which ran Nov. 7-9 in San Francisco. This event marked a major milestone in CollabNet’s history. We announced a brand new product, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), a platform for managing the entire DevOps toolchain, and we introduced our Clarive partnership, extending CollabNet’s expertise into the application release automation (ARA) space. This means our solutions can help Dev and Ops teams through the entire software development lifecycle and return feedback upstream for true continuous integration and continuous delivery. The event brought together thought leaders and practitioners who are passionate about seeing DevOps goals …

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Introducing CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM)

If you haven’t heard yet, CollabNet just put out some very big news for managing and gaining value from DevOps. We introduced CollabNet DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM)—a platform designed exclusively for providing a single pane of glass, dashboard, and traceability views across your DevOps toolchain and processes from planning to operations and that can be traced back to planning and development. CollabNet DLM gives companies a holistic view of the entire software development lifecycle with continuous feedback—all by leveraging your existing investment from point-tool vendors. The CollabNet lab started working on this new product after seeing a gap in the …

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Demand for Certified Scrum Experts On the Rise

Enterprises in all industries are investing heavily to develop complex products and services that are more software intensive. They don’t want to trade functionality, customer satisfaction, or quality for fast delivery. They are seeking to expedite development cycles, avoid those painful tradeoffs, and get quality products to market quickly. This is one major reason that Agile Scrum principles are becoming popular with developers and others involved in taking software to market. Agile Scrum can be an alternative or a complement to Waterfall or traditional project management methodologies because it’s a flexible yet powerful framework for developing and sustaining complex products …

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#YesWeCode Coding Corps Graduates Speak Out On CollabNet’s Scrum Training

What have we been up to with our #YesWeCode partnership? Get the first-hand story from #YesWeCode Coding Corps graduates in this new video. Hear about their experiences and how they’ve benefitted from the Agile and Scrum training CollabNet provided. #YesWeCode is a nonprofit organization devoted to helping connect 100,000 young adults from diverse backgrounds to careers in technology. Together, #YesWeCode and CollabNet help qualified candidates move forward to secure challenging and rewarding jobs in the tech sector, which is facing a shortfall of qualified workers in our country. The CollabNet training is provided at no cost to students. In addition …

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