Pains, Trains, and Automobiles

How do you organize your development, so you can release a quality product? This is a question that’s been plaguing man for centuries — well, okay, just a few decades now.  But the answer to that question has been changing a lot over the past several years, with newer, more powerful tools making it easier to adopt some of the more complicated release strategies. Pains Just ten years ago, the default answer I would find would still be to have everyone building off the same source control branch (usually, “trunk”!) and the software would be tagged and released when everyone …

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Enterprise-Hardening Git with Gerrit and TeamForge Webinar Q&A

On July 27th, we conducted the webinar, “Enterprise-Hardening Git with Gerrit and TeamForge”. In the session, we outlined Git advantages and challenges when deployed in the enterprise. We also demonstrated how TeamForge with Gerrit lets you implement a hybrid (Subversion and Git) SCM model. In particular, we covered: Significance of Git for Enterprise Cloud Development (ECD) Top Git enterprise benefits and challenges Solutions for enterprise-grade Git deployments Introduction (and demos) of TeamForge with Gerrit Hybrid SCM deployment options (Subversion and Git) During the webinar, we encouraged the participants to interact with us through polls and live Q&A. We received many …

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What’s New in CollabNet TeamForge 6.2 Webinar Q&A

On July 11th, I presented the webinar, “Agile Planning at Enterprise-Scale with TeamForge 6.2 ,” In the session, I talked about how to drive Agile success through your whole lifecycle even at an enterprise scale and the implications that Agile has for both process and technology platforms across your whole team, including requirements management, architecture, coding, testing, tracking, and release management. I also did a live demonstration of the new features in TeamForge 6.2, CollabNet’s collaborative software development platform – and how you can use it to excel in Agile. I was joined by Brian Zeichick, Sr. Product Manager/Product Owner …

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Case Study of a Difficult Federal Government Scrum Project: FBI Sentinel

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According to today’s Wall Street Journal (“FBI Goes Digital, After Delays“), the FBI’s Sentinel system is finally ready for agents to use, replacing manual processes and older electronic case management tools.  As of Aug 2012 it’s difficult to predict how well it will perform over time.  If it serves the FBI well, Scrum and Agile advocates will cite it as evidence of Scrum working where prior approaches had failed.  For example, Sentinel was already cited in Ken Schwaber’s fourth book. A recent Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General (OIG) report provides a great case study of why both …

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CollabNet Named One of India’s Great Companies To Work For 2012

Over the past few months, our company has pulled together to conceive, create products and services, and roll out to the market a transformational strategy called Enterprise Cloud Development.  We couldn’t have done it without all of us pulling together as a team in a highly collaborative, passionate, and global way.  Thanks again.  This is the same teamwork and excellence that has allowed CollabNet to be recognized over the years with dozens of technology and business awards. Along these lines, it is with great pleasure that I am able to announce our latest corporate award.  Today, CollabNet has been named …

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TeamForge Release 6.2 Webinar Q&A

On June 26th, I presented the webinar, “TeamForge Release 6.2 – What’s New,” In the session, I talked about how TeamForge 6.2 can help you increase developer productivity, drive transparency and ensure compliance. I also did live demos of the new features and explained the functionality. We also had an engaging Q&A session where I referenced resources and in some cases, next steps on how to get started or get going with TeamForge so I thought it would be helpful to post the Q&A as a follow-up and thank you to those who joined me. If you missed the session …

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TeamForge 6.1.1 Now on Windows

Good news – the latest TeamForge release now is available on the Windows platform. Effective immediately, you can download TeamForge 6.1.1 directly from our website. TeamForge 6.1.1 ships with a brand-new, wizard-driven installer. You have the options to install TeamForge from scratch, or to upgrade from earlier TeamForge releases. You also have the option to migrate your Subversion Edge instance to TeamForge. Award-winning ALM with TeamForge 6.1.1 TeamForge 6.1.1 was initially released for Linux and VMware platforms, back in December 2011. This updated platform has been very popular since, and won multiple industry awards. For example, TeamForge emerged as clear …

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Enterprise Cloud Development in 206 Seconds

CollabNet is very excited to work with the application development and cloud computing communities to advance modern software delivery. As part of our recent company re-launch, we stepped back, met with industry leaders, customers and influencers, and collectively defined the Enterprise Cloud Development (ECD) category. The experience has been profound and exhilarating, as we took the time to center our vision beyond our own technical solutions, and, instead, focus on the industry as a whole. In the spirit of agility and simplicity, we challenged ourselves to tell the entire ECD story in just a few minutes. As it turns out …

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CollabNet and Enterprise Cloud Development – Playing Our Part to Drive Continuous Improvement in the Software Development Industry

For more than 12 years CollabNet has been blessed to work with some of the brightest people and organizations on the planet. Together, as individuals, companies, institutions and members of the community at large, we have worked collectively to advance the art of building and deploying software that touches every facet of our daily life. All of us in the software industry have experienced the continuous change and innovation that has led us to create “better software faster.” Through the introduction, adoption and maturity of open source tools, ALM for distributed development, Agile methodologies, DevOps/Continuous Delivery and emerging platform-as-a-services offerings, …

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CollabNet Prepping for Cloud Development Alignment

These are exciting days here at CollabNet! As you’ll notice from our new “homepage teaser” now up on our website (www.collab.net), there are some serious cloud development announcements brewing on the horizon. In fact, a week from today you won’t want to miss out on some very exciting news and developments that will mark a major evolution in Agile, DevOps and, especially, cloud development. Rest assured, this is a not a knee-jerk “we’re cloud too” event. CollabNet has been super busy working with customers, partners and the community at large to add some real value to the cloud development ecosystem. …

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