Stash your Trash – Keep GIT clean with Gerrit 2.10

Stash your Trash - Keep GIT clean - CollabNet

Garbage collection is really important, not just in the real world but also within your Git repositories. If you have lots of development activities going on, chances are very high that your Git clone and push operations will get slower and slower. Fortunately, the cure is simple: Run git garbage collection (git gc). We have seen examples where running gc cut clone and push times by more than 99 percent. Same goes for code browsing activities as well – Run git gc and list your branches online within milliseconds instead of seconds again. If Git garbage collection has so many …

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

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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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Feature Hat-trick: Three new Git features for TeamForge in a week

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The rule of three The rule of three also seems to apply to new TeamForge Git features. Last week, I blogged about the top three Git features coming with the new TeamForge 8.0 release.  In the same post, I already announced that another three Git features will be released immediately after the launch, so let’s inspect how this hat-trick looks like.   1. Assign an entire TeamForge Team to a Code Review with One click TeamForge 8.0 introduced teams as a native concept. If you like to add all team members to a Gerrit change (Git Code Review) at once, you can …

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COLLABNET’S TEAMFORGE 8.0 HELPS ORGANIZATIONS SCALE AGILE, DEVOPS AND GIT

Today, we are pleased to announce that CollabNet has release TeamForge 8.0, which includes a major set of enhancements to our flagship platform. TeamForge 8.0 includes a new modern user interface that simplifies and streamlines user workflow, and offers enhanced planning, visibility and reporting for increasingly complex software development environments. Enterprises can now easily adopt, manage and govern many of the leading open-source tools in use today, including Git/Gerrit, Binary Artifact Management, Test Management, Nexus and Review Board. TeamForge 8.0 is geared at helping companies speed application delivery while improving software and delivery quality at the same time.   It was …

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Top 3 Git Features coming in TeamForge 8.0

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CollabNet just released TeamForge 8.0 and with it some significant new features for our Git/Gerrit integration. Without further ado, let’s have a look into the top three. Define Git permissions globally: Site-wide role support for Gerrit As described in detail in my previous blog post, TeamForge project roles control access to all tools integrated in your development process, no matter whether you use Git, Subversion or both, how many servers you use or what your favorite issue tracker is. What happens if you like to define permissions across TeamForge projects on a global basis? Let’s say you have a group …

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How To Scale Enterprise Agility Across the Enterprise

Bill Portelli CEO and Co-founder of CollabNet, recently broadcasted his perspective on how the latest trends such as mobile, cloud, big data, and the internet-of-things are creating a whole new set of app dev challenges.  A growing number of organizations are challenged with disconnected tools, wide array of processes and multiple platforms.  What are the most common? Approaches for community and collaboration when scaling Agile and DevOps Governance concerns while still enabling teams freedom to choose their development tools Approaches for scaling repeatable tool chains and processes for the software delivery pipeline and sharing project IP across a large organization …

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Assessing Your Enterprise Agility

I’ve often felt that CollabNet has been at the forefront of paradigm shifts in the software industry. We founded Subversion, and then spent years driving its development and taking it to market.  Along the way, we added Subversion to our open ALM platform, becoming the leader in combining it with other open source (Git, Gerrit, Jenkins, Nexus, and more) development tools to the enterprise. Ultimately, we were the first to bring cloud-based approaches to large-scale, distributed software development. And, due to the “any tool, any process” nature of our TeamForge ALM platform, we have been hosting Agile initiatives and enabling …

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Implementing Gitflow with TeamForge and Gerrit. Part I – Configuration and usage

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In this blog post series we talk about access right mappings between TeamForge and its Gerrit integration. The topics covered by each part are: in Part I: What Gitflow is, and how to best use it with TeamForge/Gerrit user defined repository policies in Part II: How to implement your own user-defined repo category with branch based permissions in TeamForge 7.1 and Gerrit 2.6. in Part III: Alternative approaches to implement branch based permissions (without user-defined repo categories) and when to use which approach. Target audience: Project admins, Gerrit administrators using our TeamForge integration. In my post about Managing Git branch …

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New Equity Partner for CollabNet = Faster Quality Software Delivery for CollabNet Customers

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This is an exciting time for CollabNet! You may have read in the news recently that Vector Capital, a technology-focused private equity firm, has acquired a controlling interest in CollabNet. Essentially, this included buying out the interests of CollabNet’s existing sponsors and injecting a large amount of fresh growth capital into the company. While this is a win-win situation for CollabNet and Vector Capital, the real winners are you – our valued customers and community members. Every day you are faced with increasing pressure to deliver quality software across a range of applications, target platforms and clouds. Increasingly, you need …

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Why compete? Embrace Git and Subversion in the Enterprise

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I read a blog post this week in ReadWrite about how Git is giving Subversion a run for its money. The author states, “It has taken a long time for Git to push Subversion aside, despite clearly being better for developers.” My question is this…why does Git need to push Subversion aside and declare to be better? Comparing Git and Subversion is like comparing apples and oranges. Yes, they are both in the fruit family, but one is not better than the other. Git and Subversion are both version control systems (VCS) which allow developers to manage changes to documents, …

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