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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Agile In Action with Cloud Computing

Agile and Cloud computing are how software applications are delivered today. These trends are the result of advances in technology, ranging from increased processing power (which made virtualization a reality), and increased sophistication of storage area networks (which made storage seamlessly scalable), ubiquitous high-bandwidth network access, and the increased security and reliability of the Internet. Agile development processes optimize the opportunity provided by cloud computing by carrying out software releases iteratively and getting user feedback more frequently. With agile development, the application is constantly subject to the reality check of actual users putting it through its paces. As a result, …

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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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Great CrowdChat with John Furrier and Kartik Raghavan

John Furrier, founder of CrowdChat, Kartik Raghavan and I held a 1 hour session on CrowdChat earlier today. Interesting activity stream format integrated into LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. Click below on the #EnterpriseAgility link to see the conversation.

Three Prerequisites for Jumping on the DevOps Bandwagon

The recent article on www.devops.com by CollabNet’s Kartik Raghavan outlines three key prerequisites IT organizations should consider before embarking on its DevOps journey. The DevOps.com site offers a wide range of great content focused on DevOps, and how it is emerging as the new “Agile” for effective software delivery. Kartik rightfully points out that, 1) alignment around organizational commitment, 2) using automation with discipline, and 3) having the right tools and infrastructure, are key elements of success. He also points out how DevOps is not just a plug-and-play proposition, but a strategic commitment that takes fortitude and stamina to achieve.  …

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Removing Barriers To Scaling Agile Adoption: An Introduction

When Agile software development practices are introduced into an organization, they often spread faster than they can be controlled. Without a clearly defined standard to guide your implementation, numerous Agile management approaches can emerge simultaneously—sometimes in direct conflict with one another. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but traditional, top-down management structures typically experience some growing pains as they transition to the more egalitarian Agile approach. As an executive, how do you embrace Agile yet mitigate risks in scaling technology, people and processes? This blog series attempts to answer that question and offer a road map to scale Agile adoption …

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An Agile Journey Through Japan

Agile Development vs. Enterprise Agility in Japan’s Embedded Software Development This week I happened to reread an article sent to me by André Girard, a Senior Analyst at VDC Research.  Interestingly, I read in on my way from Tokyo to Bangalore after a week of great meetings in Japan visiting prospects, partners and clients.  I was also in Japan to launch a major partnership in Japan with Hitachi Solutions to provide joint offerings in the DevOps IT market, as well as the embedded SW development space.  For those of you who are better than me at Japanese, take a look …

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CloudForge’s Improved Subversion Service

The Backstory Since joining the CloudForge Development team within CollabNet nearly a year ago, several of my colleagues and I have been primarily focused on delivering improvements to the scalability and reliability of the CloudForge improved Subversion service.  With tens of terabytes of live Subversion repository data being generated and used by tens of thousands of our customers, even the smallest improvements we make to the service have a pretty big impact. CloudForge was built on a strong Subversion architecture, but over the years the ever-growing number of customers put a strain on the platform.  In the original architecture, customers (organizations) were …

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TeamForge for Gerrit- Ready for the Enterprise

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Git, Gerrit and TeamForge In this blog, I will show you how to use GitEye with Gerrit, the most widely used code review and permissions management framework for Git.  Although GitEye will work with any Gerrit server, I will be using TeamForge for Git.  TeamForge extends and wraps Gerrit, adding centralized role-based access control (RBAC) and greatly simplifying management of Gerrit access rights.  It also provides powerful features such as history protection, making Git ready for the enterprise. TeamForge Git Repository Configured for Optional Review TeamForge Role-Based Access Control Clone Repository The first thing I will do is clone my TeamForge Git …

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Linking TeamForge Commits and Artifacts

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TeamForge- Enabling Collaboration CollabNet TeamForge provides not only the tools that are necessary to manage and track all stages of your software development lifecycle, but also the integration between these tools that you need in order to link such things as work items, commits, reviews and builds.  It is this tight integration between all the important application lifecycle stages that enables your teams to collaborate most effectively. In this blog I am going to focus on the linkage between your Git or Subversion code commits and your work items, such as requirements, user stories, tasks, issues and bugs. Associations To provide …

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