Java Web Apps to Rails, A Developer’s Experience…

After transitioning from Java to Rails, I realized this may be a topic worth exploring within the CloudForge community.  This blog delves into my experience of switching from building Java/Flex applications to building Rails applications.   Let me share a little bit of history to help set the tone of this blog.  I have worked in procedural and OO languages (C/C++, Perl, Java) building web applications.  This is my first time developing on a Mac (not to mention, even a right click without a mouse was a mystery when I started).  So, the transition is not just to Rails, but to …

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Deconstructing a Git Branch — A Guided Tour (Part 4 of 5)

Today, we continue the saga of Deconstructing a Branch in Git. Last time out, I took a survey of graphical tools, and concluded that the only one likely to help in this particular situation is gitk. As I summarized, Unfortunately, though it’s very powerful, it’s also quite overwhelming: there’s a lot of power here, but more investment in making it available than making it accessible. So before I dove into the actual work, I spent some time figuring out how to find my way around. Also, as mentioned last week, these examples will use a repository full of nothing in …

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You ask, you get…CloudForge has Alerts!

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Hey everyone, I’m Bhavin Raval, Product Owner of CloudForge.com.  Once CloudForge was made generally available to the public, our first priority was to listen and respond to the feedback our customers inputted into the “How can we make it better for you?” text-boxes available at the bottom of every page within the CloudForge application.  I would like to take this moment to say how important your feedback is to us and that we take each one very seriously.  Thanks to our active customer base, we have implemented some great features to our new platform.  I will periodically blog  as we …

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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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Codesion is Now CloudForge

Today, after beta-testing since April, we are delighted to release CloudForge, CollabNet’s new development Platform as a Service (dPaaS). Codesion.com, our cloud hosting platform, will now redirect to CloudForge.com. Soon, we will be retire the legacy Codesion.com application itself, so that existing customers can enjoy the power and ease of use of CloudForge. In the mean time, Codesion customers can manage your projects and accounts from either Codesion or CloudForge. CloudForge brings you control and a consumer-like user experience. Development and ops teams alike can easily migrate projects and data to the cloud, and deploy to your PaaS or datacenter. …

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Announcing CloudForge – CollabNet’s new development PaaS

It’s Monday April 30 here in San Francisco, and we have officially just launched CloudForge in Public Beta- CollabNet’s new development Platform as a Service (dPaaS). This is something we’ve been hard at work on since early-2011, so we’re glad to finally be in production. Our History & Philosophy Since the early 2000s, we at CollabNet have envisioned that developing software in and for the cloud would be the mainstream way of working. Today, mobile, web, collaboration, and social apps have exploded, and PaaS/IaaS vendors like Amazon, CloudFoundry, and Force.com are now first-class citizens alongside Enterprise IT. Agile development organizations …

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CloudForge is Live

We have just deployed CloudForge to the Public.  Try it Out

Codesion Integrates with Zendesk!

Based on feedback from our customers we are happy to announce the integration between our enterprise-grade, cloud development platform and Zendesk, a popular help desk solution. Teams looking to automatically link work done by their development teams to customer issues are now able to complete this workflow. In fact, developers can even close (“Solve”) multiple tickets directly with a single code change. Using Codesion’s commit message syntax a developer can link code commits to Zendesk tickets and automatically solve the ticket; all without having to change anything in your Zendesk account, your repository, or your cloud development platform client. Any …

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Cloudbees introduces Subversion, Git plus other best of breed development and Agile Tools with CollabNet

CollabNet is excited to join the CloudBees Partner Ecosystem. This partnership brings to developers a comprehensive development experience in the cloud, improving productivity of distributed development teams via the introduction of CollabNet’s Cloud Services Platform, Codesion, to the CloudBees Platform. With Codesion, developers using the CloudBees Platform can now instantly provision Subversion and Git code repositories online, track and manage bugs, and make use of the broad range of popular Agile development tools. Who are CollabNet and Codesion? CollabNet is the recognized leader in enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM, with more than 7,000 global customers that range from single …

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Technical Debt – The High Cost of Future Change

But little Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often askew, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy! Robert Burns wrote this verse of “To a Mouse” in 1785 and his words are just as true today. Foresight is not a perfect tool so we aren’t capable of creating a perfect plan for the future. Even if we spend months researching there will always be known-knowns, known-unknowns, and unknown-unknowns to account for in our planning. Things that we know to be true today …

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