Git and Agile Development with CloudForge and TeamForge

Git and Agile Development with CloudForge and TeamForge Platforms In this blog I will show you how to add TeamForge to your free CloudForge project and start taking advantage of the powerful collaboration and development tools that make TeamForge the industry leading Agile application lifecycle management platform.  This blog is intended to be a follow up to my earlier blog, Intro to GitEye and CloudForge.  If you wish to follow along with this blog, it is assumed that you have already installed GitEye, signed up for a free CloudForge account, created a CloudForge project, and added Git to your project.  If not, …

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Introduction to GitEye Graphical UI and CloudForge

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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

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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

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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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Unbreakable Software – ISO 26262

Unbreakable

Fascinating article in the latest edition of Fortune Magazine on the future of the automobile. Labeled ‘Making Your Car Think’ it explores the rapidly growing market for built-in infotainment units. By 2020 (not that far out anymore, if you think about it) IHS analysts estimate some 80% of new vehicles to be equipped with hi-tech dashboards providing a gamut of functionality from navigation to emergency response features to video conferencing. Not an easy task for software. Think consumer-like appeal with military-grade reliability. A leader in that market, Canada based QNX (who shipped 9+ million units in 2011 alone) has built …

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Crash Course: A Continuous Delivery Pipeline (in 20min) Follow-Up

Crash Course

Last Week, we presented Crash Course! A Continuous Delivery Pipeline in 20 minutes. Be sure to check out the recording if you missed it (you will also get access to the slide deck). Share this webinar: Tweet it! There were a  TON of great questions that came through, so thank you to all who participated live. We will be posting a Q&A blog with answers for everyone’s reference and benefit. So, keep a look out! We also got a lot of positive feedback for the 30 minute format and demo centric webinar. We love hearing from you, so again, big …

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