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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Git for the Enterprise – Promises and Pitfalls

I’ve changed my mind. A couple of years ago, I was spending a lot of my day trying to eradicate Git from my environment. It was springing up all over the place. It seemed like I’d only just finished getting a handle on where all the Company IP was, ensured appropriate security, cut license and infrastructure costs, and here we go again. Another Software Configuration Management system was growing like a weed in my carefully tended, walled garden. Initially, I just couldn’t reconcile the nature of a distributed version control system such as Git, Mercurial, Bazaar etc. with the corporate …

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Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with ALM 2.0+

On January 12th, I co-presented a webinar entitled “Industrializing Agile Software Delivery with ALM 2.0+.” I presented alongside Dave West, Vice President and Research Director, Forrester Research and Michael Loetzsch, Chief IT Expert, Deutsche Post DHL. In the session, Dave discussed why ALM 2.0+ is vital for implementing agile software delivery and DevOps, and the differences from the traditional ALM approaches and ALM 2.0+.  I described some big shifts and trends we are seeing in the market towards i) agile/mixed process development, ii) the integration of the development and operations IT processes and organizations (i.e., DevOps), and iii) the move …

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CollabNet Connect™ is Available, Brings Git to the Enterprise

CollabNet-Connect

The news is out: CollabNet launches CollabNet Connect™, a new integration framework for TeamForge (and soon all CollabNet products). With CollabNet Connect, available via federation option (CollabNet Connect /link) or synchronization option (CollabNet Connect /sync), in conjunction with TeamForge customers now can innovate their software development- and delivery processes, utilizing their preferred point tools, with central management and governance. As companies realize the need to transform into agile organizations using concepts such as DevOps and cloud development, they cannot do without cloud based software delivery platforms that enforce corporate standards and foster IP reuse, while providing the flexibility and cost-effectiveness …

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Subversion 1.7.0 Release Candidate

Earlier today the Simplify Apache™ Subversion® project announced the release of the first public release candidate for Subversion 1.7.0. This has been a long release process, but I am personally quite happy with the final result. I have been using 1.7 builds exclusively for the last six weeks or so and it has been working great. I am particularly excited about the improved performance I am seeing in Windows and using Eclipse. I would encourage you to try the release candidate and provide your feedback to the Apache Subversion project. I think this release candidate is really solid and will become …

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TeamForge For The Masses

Engineers are typically from the ‘seeing is believing’ school and we’re no exception here at CollabNet. We’ve been watching our popular Subversion Edge product establish an irrefutable trend over the last few months – a staggering 90%+ of our Edge installs are running on Windows. We believe with a passion that our Edge users will love our TeamForge development platform and with this in mind this week we released a free version of TeamForge on Windows that is just dead easy to install and dead easy to plug your Edge into. As I’ve joked with my team here at CollabNet, ‘it’s so easy even I can do it!’. …

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A New Culture of Collaboration in the Enterprise

ReadWriteCloud recently wrote about this infographic on the history of collaboration in the enterprise from Socialcast. It starts out with a quote from Charles Darwin and navigates the history of collaboration, ending up with 10 common forms of wasted effort in collaboration – concepts our customers often come to us looking to improve. I started thinking about how collaboration can improve in the enterprise. Most people might respond with words like i) shared vision, ii) greater innovation, ii) decreased cycle times and reduced costs of activities – whether it be infrastructure development costs or any particular domain around which the …

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Collaborating on Community with Community

For two days last week myself and the other CollabNet community managers brainstormed ideas, shared experiences, and drove direction for an Enterprise Community "Cookbook". Over the course of time, it has come to the managers attention that written processes were needed, problems shared, and solutions derived and pulled together into a single resource area, not just for ourselves but the community at large. Communities should, after all, be based on collaboration to be successful and healthy. No single person can accomplish this, nor should they. At CollabNet, collaboration has been its theme and foundation from its inception, so it only …

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