Complimentary Agile and DevOps Event in Huntsville, Alabama

half day event in Huntsville, AL

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

DevOps Q&A

  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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Fear No More: Platform Federation Is Here

TeamForge 7

  Last week we announced the release of TeamForge® 7 with Orchestrate.  This release adds a wealth of new capability that provides enterprise-wide orchestration across projects, teams, tools and clouds—all in one packaged, “federated” platform. This new platform offers customers flexibility, visibility, traceability, automated process compliance, and centralized management. Some cool features of our TeamForge 7 release include: •  Adaptive planning boards accessed through a flexible drag-and-drop framework completely integrated with our native ALM platform. The planning boards adjust to methodology changes and extend Agile planning into CI/CD. •  Enterprise-level lifecycle dashboards (based on 14 years of CollabNet expertise) that provide packaged and …

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Strides in Federated ALM-Mahindra Satyam and TeamForge 7.0 to the Rescue

TeamForge 7

The software development community has struggled over the years with the debate between best-in-class tools versus integrated all-in-one suites. Evidence is showing that at least at this point in time, a hybrid seems to be winning out. That hybrid approach allows organizations (or teams within those organizations) to choose best in class point tools, while running those tools on a common framework that delivers some or all of the benefits of an integrated suite. Two things need to be considered: The underlying software development framework must embrace multiple tools, multiple methodologies, and be ready to support geographically distributed teams. Artifacts …

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Lab Management 2.6

CTF Lab management 2.6

This month CollabNet has released Lab Management 2.6, the latest version of its popular application for build & test server provisioning. This is a big step, especially in the context of initiatives such as Continuous Delivery, Continuous Deployment and DevOps. With added support to Amazon EC2 and Apache Libcloud, Lab Management provides a good fit as a hybrid cloud environment, managing both local private and public cloud infrastructures. Upon installation, the first visible change of that new application is the new attractive look, and increased usability. Lab Management’s new UI is built on Twitter’s Bootstrap framework, optimized for web 3.0. …

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CollabNet TeamForge Datamart

Datamart

Definition and Purpose A datamart, generally spoken, is a repository containing a subset of data collected in a data warehouse. It’s usually deployed to simplify and accelerate information access, often for a variety of stakeholders, which may include internal and external stakeholders. A datamart may support tasks such as data analysis, content presentation, reporting, trending analysis etc. Often datamarts don’t exist in isolation, however alongside other datamarts, each one focusing on specific business needs. About TeamForge Datamart Historical data can be reported for analytic purposes, and trending reports can be generated. Users can write ad-hoc queries or use many of …

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Matching identities across ALM boundaries: Dynamic user lookup in CollabNet Connect

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ALM integration challenge #1: Same users but different accounts in different systems CollabNet Connector Framework (CCF) aka CollabNet Connect/sync is an Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) middle-ware that integrates and synchronizes data between CollabNet TeamForge and various ALM platforms like HP Quality Center/ALM 11, ScrumWorks Pro, MS Team Foundation Server and Rational ClearQuest. One of the most common use cases we encounter when doing artifact synchronization with CCF is that  user accounts are not identical on source and target systems. A user called John Doe may have an account jdoe in TeamForge and john_doe in Quality Center. To complicate things, certain users may not even …

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Introducing CollabNet GitEye

GitEye Logo

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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Spring Awakening – New Look and Feel for Our TeamForge Git Integration

New Look&View for our Git Repo Browser

As Spring finally arrived in town, we thought it’s time to give our Git repo browser a fresh new look and released a new point upgrade of our TeamForge Git Integration.   Apart from the fresh look, we also took this opportunity to fix some bugs reported in the last quarter. For further details, please refer to our release notes. If you dig deeper, you will figure out that we also added some more features to our repo browser, namely blaming support for changed files, gravatar support and linkification for TeamForge artifacts. If your commit message or file content contains a reference …

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BED Time Stories – Sharing Gerrit, Jenkins and Eclipse Knowledge

BED - Berlin Expert Days

We had a really great time on BED – Berlin Expert Days last Thursday and Friday. The conference was very well attended – we heard about 700 participants – and the talks gave invaluable insights into what’s hot in Java, DevOps, NoSQL and everything related to it. Among many other things we learnt how SoundCloud scales (technically as well as organizationally, Ruby has already crossed its peak as new stuff is written in Scala), why Adam Bien typically removes 60 percent of production code on his gigs and how ImmobilienScout24 managed to establish a DevOps culture by encouraging every single …

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