CM Crossroads Recap: ALM Methodologies for Modern Application Delivery

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This week, Transparency Market Research announced a research report projecting that the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) market will reach $4.39 billion in revenue by 2023. The report, which provides in-depth analysis of the prevalent trends and technologies in the ALM market worldwide, argues that “the integration of ALM is necessary” for businesses to develop the best virtual methods for different phases of the software application process and cites increased efficiency, agility and resource utilization as some of the key benefits of the process. Knowing the growing importance of ALM tools, I wrote an article for CM Crossroads that published last …

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CollabNet Hits Stride for 2016

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Just more than a year ago I was presented with the opportunity to assume the role of CEO of CollabNet, one of the early pioneers in distributed software collaboration for the enterprise. As the creator of Subversion, the company has deep roots in open source, cloud, Agile and DevOps management. Hence the name, CollabNet has been connecting people, tools and processes together as few other companies can. And, we do it at scale, with our largest customer implementation of TeamForge exceeding 85,000 users. As the software delivery industry has undergone swift and dramatic change, many of the things CollabNet stands …

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Five Hard Truths about Agile Development

There’s no denying the positive and disruptive impact of Agile software development practices. For nearly 15 years, the industry has worked to improve tooling and processes to meet the insatiable appetite customers and organizations have for quality software. It started as small teams within small organizations, then teams-of-teams, and now large enterprise-wide implementation – making Agile clearly mainstream and the predominant method for building and deploying software. However, great efforts bring challenges – and it holds true with Agile. The following are five hard truths about Agile development and how to avoid pitfalls that can slow the realized benefits of …

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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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Enterprise Open Source Git and ALM Merging – Share Your Views with Our Git Survey

We’ve all gone to Target to buy something cheap, right?  Pretty traditional – lots of racks of clothes and cashiers, right?  Well, Target, like the rest of the world, is changing.  Last month, they acquired a Pittsburgh software company in order to bring “an Amazon-like shopping experience” to in-store customers. The product uses mobile technology, location data, and machine learning to connect a retailer’s app to the in-store shopping experience, and it uses the store’s layout and product locations to deliver customized recommendations and messaging to customers. Has Target shifted from a retail company to a software company? Absolutely. Gone …

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Assessing Your Enterprise Agility

I’ve often felt that CollabNet has been at the forefront of paradigm shifts in the software industry. We founded Subversion, and then spent years driving its development and taking it to market.  Along the way, we added Subversion to our open ALM platform, becoming the leader in combining it with other open source (Git, Gerrit, Jenkins, Nexus, and more) development tools to the enterprise. Ultimately, we were the first to bring cloud-based approaches to large-scale, distributed software development. And, due to the “any tool, any process” nature of our TeamForge ALM platform, we have been hosting Agile initiatives and enabling …

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Why compete? Embrace Git and Subversion in the Enterprise

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I read a blog post this week in ReadWrite about how Git is giving Subversion a run for its money. The author states, “It has taken a long time for Git to push Subversion aside, despite clearly being better for developers.” My question is this…why does Git need to push Subversion aside and declare to be better? Comparing Git and Subversion is like comparing apples and oranges. Yes, they are both in the fruit family, but one is not better than the other. Git and Subversion are both version control systems (VCS) which allow developers to manage changes to documents, …

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New TeamForge 7 Training Videos!

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TeamForge 7 is our latest TeamForge release with lots of new features and core infrastructure updates. If you’re wondering where to get started the two new TeamForge 7 training videos are an excellent place to start. The first video “CollabNet TeamForge 7 – Introduction and Guided Tour” will give you a good overview of TeamForge 7 with Orchestrate, the industry’s first Federated ALM and DevOps platform. This video will walk you through the lifecycle tools, accessible from the TeamForge toolbar – and includes tools for tracking, source code management, build and test (continuous integration), code review, file release, and collaboration. …

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Complimentary Agile and DevOps Event in Huntsville, Alabama

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On September 25th in Huntsville, Alabama, CollabNet along with their partner Carahsoft, a government IT solutions provider, will be hosting a complimentary half-day event on “Achieving Breakthrough Performance with Agile and DevOps.” I will be attending this event and look forwarding to networking with others interesting in next-gen software solutions that are scalable in the enterprise. The workshop will include a close look at the Department of Defense’s DISA (Defense Information Systems Agency) Forge.mil and the lessons learned through implementing Agile ALM and DevOps into their software delivery process. The workshop will also include presentations on Agile engineering governance, a …

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Follow-Up DevOps Q&A

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  After presenting on a recent webinar by CollabNet called “50% Cycle Time Reduction –  Delivery Pipeline Strategies That Work,” my colleague Laurence Sweeney and I received some interesting questions about DevOps from the webinar registrants that I would like to address: 1)      What is difference between DevOps, ARA and CD (Continuous Delivery)? How do they all relate to each other?   My favorite definitions of continuous integration, continuous delivery, and DevOps are the following:   Continuous integration is where each commit results in a fully tested build, but not running in production Continuous delivery is where each commit results in …

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