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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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM): Bridging Boundaries

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The key to a successful software company is its ability to satisfy customer needs, through the delivery of innovative and timely software solutions — this ease of workflow, can give the customer the competitive advantage. Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) provides such solutions by addressing the overall alignment and synchronization of business goals and IT investment priorities.  ALM relies on automation, integration and a coordinated approach to optimize the software development process and make the process seemless. To maintain quality, organizations follow defined processes like planning, designing, developing/configuring, testing, deploying, operating, and optimizing business applications to improve lifecycle collaboration and software development …

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DevOps at Scale: Preview of CollabNet Deploy with UC4

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When I first saw CollabNet Deploy with UC4, it was a preview given by CollabNet Engineering.  Having more than 10 years’ experience with the CollabNet ALM platform, I was most impressed by the dynamic and TeamForge compatible user interface designed by UC4. And this is the beta of the integration. Deployment is not just deployment to production, not just that last mile in operations.  There is deployment from a development perspective, deployment for continuous Integration, or into the testing environment. Every Jenkins build is a deployment.  At an Enterprise DevOps view, Deployment is to a series of different targets where …

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Managing Git branch level permissions with TeamForge and Gerrit


Since version 6.2,  TeamForge supports Git, using Gerrit as the backend. Gerrit is not only our Git server, it is also a great code review system. In this blog post we will talk about Git branch level permissions and how to control them from TeamForge. Why would you like to use it in the first place? Well, with branch level permissions you can specify that certain groups of users can only read or push certain “refs” (branches or tags) but not others. There are two options for doing that: Use the custom repository category, which is turning off TeamForge autopilot …

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New Subversion Edge and TeamForge Releases Available

Subversion Edge 3.1.0 has been released today and is available immediately for download as well as via the integrated updates within the Subversion Edge web user interface. The primary new feature in this release is support for the newly released TeamForge 6.2, more on that in a minute. There are also fixes for all of the top bugs that have been reported in the forum. For a full account of what is included in this Subversion Edge release, please see the wiki page for this release. For those of you on an older release of Subversion Edge, this would be …

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DevOps, the Agile Cadence and Modern Code Languages…an Opportunity for IT Optimization?

I had an interesting conversation with an IT executive around IT’s changing cadence.  We were talking about some of the “overlooked” IT changes that establish a new IT pace, or create a new “IT heartbeat”…if IT organizations can sync up. In the area of release and deployment there were huge differences in the cadence of IT deployment practices (as we prepared to started the auto-deployment discussions). What we found was a new potential IT cadence systematically coming from IT development teams who had adopted modern dynamic or iterative code languages (Ruby, Python, etc.) and Agile practices. Some interesting irony here …

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Continuous Delivery: The Last Mile Webinar Q&A

On April 18th, I co-presented the webinar, “Continuous Delivery: The Last Mile,” with my colleague Brian Dawson, Sr. Solutions Consultant.  It was the last webinar in our Closing the Agile Loop: CI&CD for the Enterprise Series. In the session, we talked about how automating integration and load tests in production-like environments can help dev teams achieve the highest quality standards. Specifically, we covered: best practices to industrialize release processes, lessons on how to enforce production-ready software quality, and considerations for provisioning of build, test and run clouds. During the webinar, we encouraged our attendees to interact with us by participating in …

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CollabNet: Bringing Agile, DevOps and Cloud Computing Together

It’s been almost 11 years since the Agile Manifesto was drafted, signaling one of the biggest shifts in the software development industry. Improvements in how we develop and deliver software continue every day, week, month and year. One of the “cause and effect” impacts of Agile has been the emergence of DevOps into the software lifecycle mix. With software being developed at a much quicker pace, the need to bolster collaboration between previously disparate teams and automate “the last mile” has risen to the forefront. At CollabNet, we increasingly see how development teams are bringing both Agile and DevOps to …

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Subversion Edge 2.2 Released

Subversion Edge 2.2 was released this week and brings some exciting new features that our users have been asking for. A general changelog for the release can be found in the wiki. Here are some of the highlights: Simplify Apache™ Subversion® 1.7.2 The Apache Subversion binaries have been updated to the latest release. Subversion 1.7.2 is a bug fix release, the changelog can be found here. Repository Templates Prior to this release when creating a new repository your choices were to create an empty repository or to initialize it with the standard trunk/branches/tags structure. A number of users requested the …

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CollabNet Subversion Edge 2.0 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Subversion Edge 2.0. It is available for download and as an update via the built-in update mechanism in Edge. This release includes a number of enhancements and fixes that have been requested by the users in our forums. You can see a complete listing of the features in the project wiki. This release is a significant milestone in a number of ways. It was almost exactly a year ago to the day that we launched Subversion Edge 1.0. We knew we were launching a significant new product that was going to allow …

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