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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Help us help you through CloudForge’s Support Portal!

I’m sure most of you have noticed CloudForge’s new, sleek, Zendesk help portal.  What you may not know is the changes that are happening behind the scenes:  more support agents, a bigger and better knowledge base, and faster support response.  Not all of this is going to happen overnight, but the purpose of this blog is to help you utilize all you can out of our help portal.  Here are a list of things you may not have known about CloudForge’s support portal: The Server Status Page (aka status.cloudforge.com): As you can see in the above picture, we occasionally have …

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Enterprise Cloud Development: A Paradigm shift

ECD

There’s no denying it – Enterprise Cloud Development (ECD) represents the next evolution in managing modern software development processes across the enterprise. Moving to the cloud is a smart move for businesses today. Organizations are looking toward ECD as a means to better manage, secure and support their IT infrastructure. It helps reduce complexity, lower costs and improve scalability. It has also been predicted by experts that in the coming years cloud services will encompass most IT solutions. There are good reasons for an enterprise to consider moving from a traditional in-house IT model to the cloud. First, enterprises will …

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SVN settings in CloudForge – Easy to use and understand!

Have you ever encountered (broken) code that has lines like this…? <<<<<<< .mine # This developer has no idea how to merge ======= # This developer knows how to code >>>>>>> .r6 In case you didn’t know, those are Subversion (SVN) conflict markers that should have been resolved (deleted) by the previous developer before that code was committed.  But don’t be alarmed, committing markers could happen to the best of us,  right?  Well, with these easy settings, it doesn’t need to happen to anyone using CloudForge.  In addition, a few other nuances can be prevented as well. When you are …

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Discover CloudForge Webinar

Hey, everyone. By now you have probably heard that we officially released CloudForge – our development Platform as a Service (dPaaS) – to replace Codesion.com and you might be wondering, “What does this mean for me?”  Understandable. Whether you are a long time user of Codesion (nee CVSDude) or have just found out about us, this represents a significant change. While all of same developer tools remain on our platform, the user interface to manage all of your projects, teams, and services has been completely updated to make you more efficient and put more relevant data at your fingertips. If …

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Overview of CloudForge (Video)

This video is an Overview of the CloudForge development Platform as a Service. Watch this video to get a quick overview and guidance on the best way to get started using CloudForge

Enabling a 3-tier Java Application for the Cloud

Co-Authored by Mark George Last September (2011) we added Scrumworks Pro (SWP), an Agile Project Management solution by CollabNet, to our Cloud.  We thought it would be really interesting to explain in technical detail how our engineering team took a single tenant Java application and transformed it into a semi-multitenant application. Scrumworks Pro (SWP) was built specifically for the Scrum process, until recently, where it now also supports Kanban methodology.  CollabNet Cloud Services (CloudForge) is glad to bring you this Agile tool as part of our cloud development platform. SWP Architecture SWP is based on a 3-tier Java architecture.  It uses JBoss as …

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New Release: TeamForge 6.2- Integration, Visibility, and Reporting

It’s exciting times for CollabNet customers. Today, CollabNet announced the release of TeamForge 6.2, with a heavy emphasis on integration, visibility and reporting.  Most notably also, this latest platform release enables leading Enterprise Git  and ‘Hybrid SCM’ (Git & Subversion) management, on-premises and in the cloud. With TeamForge 6.2, CollabNet also delivers on its strategy for Enterprise Cloud Development, which itself was announced just 8 weeks ago. Also today, CollabNet announced a new partnership with Black Duck®, embedding its Code Sight™ offering deep into the TeamForge platform for enterprise code search, across Git and Subversion repositories. Learn all about TeamForge …

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Ten Reasons to Upgrade Your Subversion Server

In the earliest days of Subversion Edge, when we were planning out the short and long term roadmap for the product, the one true release defining feature for the first release was an integrated web-based update feature.  We wanted to have a way to easily notify you of available updates and let you install those updates right from your web browser without needing direct access to the server itself. We were inspired for this feature by Jenkins, which has this feature and we loved from our usage of that tool.  We knew if we had a way to easily deliver …

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Lab Management 2.5 Automates Build, Test and DevOps in the Cloud

Today CollabNet released Lab Management 2.5, the latest version of its popular application for build & test server provisioning. This is a pretty big deal, especially in the context of initiatives such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and DevOps. When deployed with TeamForge, Lab Management 2.5 enables: Self-service provisioning of servers for dev / test staff, accelerating release cycles, while eliminating VM sprawl (the latter by automatically decommissioning machines no longer needed to the server pool) Hybrid cloud brokerage for bare metal, public & private clouds, reducing capital & operations cost, and reducing security risk; in particular, by following common …

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