Why Your Enterprise Needs a Git Strategy (Part 2)

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Having a plan for adopting Git for your enterprise can lead to great results In part two of our blog series (read Part 1) we share tips of adopting and scaling Git in the enterprise. When considering enterprise-wide Git adoption, it is not enough to only evaluate the SCM needs of your organization. The strategy should view Git as a vital part of the application lifecycle management (ALM) platform. Most Git solutions today have both SCM and ALM capabilities and claim readiness for enterprise-scale Git deployment. There are a few fundamental requirements that your strategy must address to make Git …

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Why Your Enterprise Needs a Git Strategy (Part 1)

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A governed adoption of Git can help speed up software development, while ensuring the security of source code. In the first of a two-part blog series we assess the status of Git in the enterprise and discuss major challenges to its adoption. Git is the world’s leading distributed source code management (SCM) system. In a recent CollabNet survey, 87% of the 838 respondents polled indicated that their enterprises either already use or have plans to deploy Git. With its flexibility, speed, and powerful branching and merging capabilities, Git represents an opportunity for global enterprises to drive productivity and accelerate application …

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Getting Started with CollabNet GitEye

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We released GitEye a couple weeks ago.  See my earlier blog post Introducing CollabNet GitEye if you missed it. This is a followup blog post that is aimed at new users and should help get you started using GitEye as your Git client. I have created three initial videos that walk through different aspects of using GitEye.  The videos are all short, just a few minutes, so you should be able to just watch the videos you need. For example, the first video shows how to setup an SSH key. If you do not need help with this, or do …

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BED Time Stories – Sharing Gerrit, Jenkins and Eclipse Knowledge

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We had a really great time on BED – Berlin Expert Days last Thursday and Friday. The conference was very well attended – we heard about 700 participants – and the talks gave invaluable insights into what’s hot in Java, DevOps, NoSQL and everything related to it. Among many other things we learnt how SoundCloud scales (technically as well as organizationally, Ruby has already crossed its peak as new stuff is written in Scala), why Adam Bien typically removes 60 percent of production code on his gigs and how ImmobilienScout24 managed to establish a DevOps culture by encouraging every single …

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New Subversion Release Includes Several Security Fixes

Apache Subversion 1.7.9 and 1.6.21 have been released. Among the normal set of bug fixes in the release are several fixes for security vulnerabilities. A list of all of the vulnerabilities and their details are available on the Subversion security page: http://subversion.apache.org/security/ I would encourage you to read the details of each vulnerability so that you can assess the risk for your environment.  My take on these items is that they are all on the Low/Medium end of the spectrum. There are not any of the higher risk vulnerabilities such as arbitrary code execution or privilege escalation included. Generally speaking, …

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Comparing Git reflog with TeamForge-Git History Protection

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Can history be changed… and why should I care? In Git version control system it is possible to change history (e.g. to remove accidentally added files which are big/confidential/infringing), or completely delete a branch without a trace (e.g. remove already merged or abandoned feature branches) . This can be useful, but may be dangerous. What if someone does that by accident or with malicious intent? In corporate settings, surprises are usually not a good thing, especially when it comes to data loss/corruption. Here are example commands which change history in Git: git push -f git push origin :branch git push …

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Subversion 1.5 alpha2 released

Subversion 1.5 alpha2 binaries are available from openCollabNet. Test SVN 1.5 now and help the community with the release process.

Subversion: 200,000 and counting

Subversion now on over 200,000 publicly available Apache servers

Developer.com: vote for Subversion

Developer.com 2008 product of the Year: vote for Subversion.

Configure the SourceForge Enterprise Edition Download for SSL Secure Subversion access

How to configure Sourceforge Enterprise Download Edition 4.4 to let you access Subversion via a secured connection