Matching identities across ALM boundaries: Dynamic user lookup in CollabNet Connect

ALM integration challenge #1: Same users but different accounts in different systems CollabNet Connector Framework (CCF) aka CollabNet Connect/sync is an Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) middle-ware that integrates and synchronizes data between CollabNet TeamForge and various ALM platforms like HP Quality Center/ALM 11, ScrumWorks Pro, MS Team Foundation Server and Rational ClearQuest. One of the most common use cases we encounter when doing artifact synchronization with CCF is that  user accounts are not identical on source and target systems. A user called John Doe may have an account jdoe in TeamForge and john_doe in Quality Center. To complicate things, certain users may not even …

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Bugzilla 4.0.1 now available in Codesion

Upgrading our Bugzilla instances in Codesion was a project long time coming… yes, we know! But you spoke loud and clear and we listened. Therefore, we decide to not just to upgrade our Bugzilla to the next version, but to skip a few major releases and go straight to the latest and greatest. And it’s our pleasure to announce you that: all new Codesion Accounts, or old account just adding Bugzilla for the first time, will be enjoying a brand-spanking-new Bugzilla 4.0.1 instance from now on. Old Bugzilla instances in Codesion will still be in 3.0.11… but just for a …

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Codesion Enhancements: Deployment Updates, European Data Center, Analytics and more

Greetings from the frog.  From time to time, we would like to update you on our new features, and talk about our product plans for the future. New Features Codesion Publisher Iteration Codesion Publisher allows one click deployment of your code to any hosted server and cloud providers like AWS, Google App Engine, and Joyent.  A limitation in Codesion Publisher was that you cannot have the same type of recipe within a publishing target.  For example, if you had one EC2 Server as a target, and you wanted to use SCP to deploy code to the EC2 server, you can …

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Subversion 1.6.15 upgrade

In keeping up with the latest Subversion has to offer we have upgraded our SVN cluster to SVN 1.6.15. As a rule of thumb we generally like to wait a few months after a new release before upgrading our servers, unless the release contains critical security fixes. This release brings with it a bunch of bug fixes and improvements. SVN is designed to be backwards compatible, so no need to rush out and upgrade your client, but we always recommend upgrading when possible. Check out the release notes, and change log for more details.

Pivotal Tracker Integration now Live

Here at Codesion, we provide source control and agile tools to individual developers, professional workgroups, to the Enterprise.  Although many of our features are core to companies that are doing mission critical development, we have not forgotten about individual developers. Many of you have told us that you are using Pivotal Tracker, a free, light-weight Agile management tool.  Here are some of their key features: Iceboxes – Create unordered tasks that you plan to work on in the future. Backlog – Create ordered tasks that you plan to work on, but have not started yet. Backlog tasks can be easily shifted into the current …

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Codesion Upgrades to Subversion 1.6.13

In keeping up with the latest releases of Subversion, we rolled out Subversion 1.6.13 on all our servers early this week.  Please refer to the change log for more information.

Pre-Commit Web Hooks Now Available

Many customers have expressed their requirement to perform certain actions prior to developers checking-in their code.  For example: Validate certain commit messages, such as a Trac or other ticket system ID Validate that the files added follow a specific file naming convention Based on these validations, we can setup rules to accept or reject these commits. We’ve now made this possible for all customers with pre-commit web hooks. Here’s how it works: 1) Log into your Codesion account and choose the “Services” tab, then “Subversion – Commit Hooks” 2) Select “Pre-Commit Web Hook” and enter your script URL, for example: …

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Parallel (“Multi-node”) Publishing Now Available

Codesion Publisher now offers parallel publishing to multiple servers for Professional Edition plans. You can now add additional hosts / servers as part of your SSH configuration: When you publish, Codesion Publisher will, in parallel, publish your content to multiple servers at the same time.  For Professional Edition plans, you can add up to a total of 5 servers for parallel publishing. Click on the “+” button to add more servers.  Clicking on “X” will remove the server from the list.  We assume that all servers will be using the same SSH credentials, including the private key.

Coding in the Cloud Just Got Easier with One-Click Deploy to Joyent

Today we announced our partnership with Joyent, provider of smart cloud computing solutions, to provide end-to-end automation of the application development and deployment process. Joyent helps web and SaaS companies host and scale their mission-critical applications (for example, check out this cool video about LinkedIn). “Codesion’s new push-button publishing feature makes it faster and easier for our customers to collaborate, manage and deploy their apps directly to the Joyent cloud,” said David Young, CEO and founder of Joyent. “Coupled with Joyent’s scalable smart computing architectures, our partnership with Codesion allows for unmatched ease in developing and deploying the next generation of …

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Subversion 1.6.12 Upgrade

We’ve just updated all of our Subversion servers to the latest version of Subversion – 1.6.12. This version contains a bunch of bug fixes and improvements to merging (svn merge — reintegrate). As with all Subversion releases it’s backwards compatible, and we’ve tested it with all major SVN clients, so no need to rush out and upgrade your client tool.