Ten Best Practices for Continuous Integration

Continuous Integration is a practice, not a tool.  Implementing a successful CI practice within an organization requires discipline, particularly when your development environment contains a significant amount of complexity.  Much of what we talk about in our CI series is establishing discipline and best practices that become engrained in our processes.  Best practices are methods or techniques that consistently bring superior results.  Best practices evolve over time as new technology and techniques are introduced or improvements discovered. Here are 10 best practices for continuous integration that will be especially helpful for those new to CI or wanting to improve their …

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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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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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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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Subversion Edge 2.2 Released

Subversion Edge 2.2 was released this week and brings some exciting new features that our users have been asking for. A general changelog for the release can be found in the wiki. Here are some of the highlights: Simplify Apache™ Subversion® 1.7.2 The Apache Subversion binaries have been updated to the latest release. Subversion 1.7.2 is a bug fix release, the changelog can be found here. Repository Templates Prior to this release when creating a new repository your choices were to create an empty repository or to initialize it with the standard trunk/branches/tags structure. A number of users requested the …

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Helping development go big: Managing agile scale.

Please join me for a Webcast on “Scaling Agility”:  Sign up here. By attending this webinar, you will understand the common pitfalls of scaling agile development throughout your enterprise, and hear about best practices to overcome them. You’ll also see how modern and flexible code, development, and software delivery platforms enable the transition to agile that is scalable for the enterprise, without compromising open communications or security. After the Webcast, please come back to this blog. I will post the questions & answers, and links to useful related resources. Also, would love to hear any follow-up questions and comments you …

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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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CollabNet Subversion Edge 2.0 Released

I am pleased to announce the release of Subversion Edge 2.0. It is available for download and as an update via the built-in update mechanism in Edge. This release includes a number of enhancements and fixes that have been requested by the users in our forums. You can see a complete listing of the features in the project wiki. This release is a significant milestone in a number of ways. It was almost exactly a year ago to the day that we launched Subversion Edge 1.0. We knew we were launching a significant new product that was going to allow …

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CollabNet Subversion Edge Shines with Solaris

I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of CollabNet Subversion Edge 1.3.0. The defining feature of this release is support for Solaris 10 on sparc and x86. With this release we now are providing Subversion Edge on all of the same platforms as our original CollabNet Subversion binaries. Of course we have actually expanded the number of platforms as we also officially added support for SuSE 11, Windows Vista/7 and 2008 Server, not to mention 64-bit Windows.