Bulletproof, Military Grade Security – Visualizing the Access Control Mechanisms of Your SCM Solution

Why visualize? Access control is probably not the most sexy or intuitive part of any SCM (source code management) solution. However, understanding how access control mechanisms work is crucial for any enterprise that has to protect its intellectual property. What makes things tricky is that any SCM solution on the planet claims to have proper, powerful, “military grade”, “bulletproof” access controls in place. Looking at the specifics, there are huge differences that can give you a competitive business advantage (or disadvantage). A framework that helps you to visualize the differences in the fine print is a way better approach to …

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Enterprise CI As-A-Service with Jenkins

Continuous Integration is rapidly gaining adoption in large and small organizations alike.  However, while successfully implemented at the team-level, most organizations are struggling to scale CI across multiple teams or enterprise-wide. Frequently implemented as a dev process and not tied to the rest of the software development life cycle.  Resulting in shadow IT, silo’d processes and information, and ultimately a lack of real time visibility across all stakeholders. And even greater implications such as risk of IP loss due to lack of corporate governance controls (e.g., RBAC, security and traceability). In this 30 minute webinar you’ll hear how to scale …

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TeamForge for Gerrit- Ready for the Enterprise

Git, Gerrit and TeamForge In this blog, I will show you how to use GitEye with Gerrit, the most widely used code review and permissions management framework for Git.  Although GitEye will work with any Gerrit server, I will be using TeamForge for Git.  TeamForge extends and wraps Gerrit, adding centralized role-based access control (RBAC) and greatly simplifying management of Gerrit access rights.  It also provides powerful features such as history protection, making Git ready for the enterprise. TeamForge Git Repository Configured for Optional Review TeamForge Role-Based Access Control Clone Repository The first thing I will do is clone my TeamForge Git …

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Introduction to GitEye Graphical UI and CloudForge

In this blog I will introduce you to the collaborative cloud development platform CloudForge.  As you will see, signing up for a free account is easy.  In just a few minutes you can be hosting your Git or Subversion repositories on CloudForge, as well as provisioning your other favorite development tools. TeamForge, the industry leading Agile application lifecycle management platform, is available as part of your free CloudForge project.  Using the TeamForge tracker, you can define and track all your work items such as business requirements, user stories, tasks, issues and bugs.  To manage your backlogs and establish release and sprint plans, …

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CloudForge Joins Pivotal CloudFoundry PaaS Ecosystem

CloudForge in CloudFoundry Ecosystem

CloudForge and CloudFoundry Accelerate Application Development Great news for cloud developers! CloudForge joins Pivotal CloudFoundry PaaS Ecosystem.  Have you heard of Pivotal’s CloudFoundry? In a short amount of time, Cloud Foundry has become a leader among all the open source platform as a service (PaaS) initiatives. Cloud Foundry is an open platform-as-a-service, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. It makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale web and mobile applications. Cloud Foundry is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances, including Vmware’s vSphere, Amazon Web Services, Open …

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Git Repository Replication with Gerrit and TeamForge

Update: Git Replication is now a built-in feature in TeamForge 8.1 Why do we need replication in general? There are several scenarios in which it is quite handy to have a repository whose version history is exactly the same as the one it mirrors. Perhaps the most obvious one is the maintenance of a simple backup repository, used when the primary repository has become inaccessible due to a hardware failure, network outage, or other annoyances. Other scenarios include deploying mirror repositories to distribute heavy load across multiple servers. We’re using Git, a DVCS. We don’t need replication. Do we? Depending …

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Free Workshop in DC: Steps for Achieving Agile and DevOps Success

DevOps Event

On December 5th in Washington, DC, CollabNet along with their partner Carahsoft, a government IT solutions provider, will be hosting a complimentary half-day event on “Steps for Achieving Agile and DevOps Success” which will feature best practices and lessons learned from DISA Forge.mil. I will be attending this event and look forward to networking with others interested in next-gen software solutions that are scalable in the enterprise. In addition, check out this recent white paper to learn more about how you can achieve the benefits of DevOps on an enterprise scale and to get you excited about the context for the event. The …

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Customer first: Welcome to CCF 2.2.1

What to expect from a point release of CollabNet’s Software Lifecycle Integration Platform (CCF)? That it has been sucessfully qualified against all available synch plugins (TeamForge, HP Quality Center, MS Team Foundation Server, ClearQuest, Jira, Scrumworks Pro, …)?  – Definitely That it plays very well with the brand new look and feel of our newest member of supported synch plugins – TeamForge 7.0? – Sure That it fixes bugs encountered in previous releases? – No big deal So it is no surprise that CCF 2.2.1 delivers all this – official support for TeamForge 7.0, bug fixes and a couple of …

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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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