BED Time Stories – Sharing Gerrit, Jenkins and Eclipse Knowledge

BED - Berlin Expert Days

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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Latest GitHub incidents show Git History Rewrite is both Day and Night for Enterprise Compliance

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It did not take a full day before GitHub had to disable its recently announced source code search feature again. The reason for that is perfectly explained in this blog post on arstechnica. In a nutshell, many users had uploaded Git commits to public GitHub repositories which contained confidential information, including their private keys (cryptographic credentials). Everybody who knows how to search for those private keys could use GitHub’s code search and log into major production sites. This is definitely not GitHub’s fault but a critical oversight of the repository owners who uploaded confidential credentials to a public repository. You …

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DevOps at Scale: Preview of CollabNet Deploy with UC4

UC4 and CollabNet Webinar

When I first saw CollabNet Deploy with UC4, it was a preview given by CollabNet Engineering.  Having more than 10 years’ experience with the CollabNet ALM platform, I was most impressed by the dynamic and TeamForge compatible user interface designed by UC4. And this is the beta of the integration. Deployment is not just deployment to production, not just that last mile in operations.  There is deployment from a development perspective, deployment for continuous Integration, or into the testing environment. Every Jenkins build is a deployment.  At an Enterprise DevOps view, Deployment is to a series of different targets where …

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Transitioning to Agile: Headlight Reporting Q&A

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We had a great turnout for the first in our Transitioning to Agile Webinar series, and many questions came in that we were unable to answer. Below you will find my answers to the questions that we weren’t able to get to on during the Webinar. Q: Can Scrum succeed without XP engineering practices? Won’t the rate of progress drop to a crawl if you’re trying to deploy every two weeks without taking advantage of the XP practices related to quality and automation? Possibly, but I can’t imagine trying to practice Scrum without at least many XP practices. Scrum and …

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Crash Course! A Continuous Delivery Pipeline in 20 minutes

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Join us on Tuesday October 9, 10-10:30am Pacific Time for an interactive webinar! As you know, the software release process can be painful, risky and time-consuming. Every change in your software needs to be captured, validated and integrated. Implementing a continuous delivery pipeline can dramatically improve this process and the quality of your releases by adding automation, repeatability and traceability. Attend this fast-paced webinar with demo to learn how to: Integrate popular OSS (open source software) and commercial tools for a delivery pipeline (Hudson, Jenkins, Chef Puppet) Orchestrate and track the pipeline end-to-end using TeamForge Install and drive apps from …

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Continuous Delivery in Action: Interactive Knowledge Center

Welcome to the Interactive Knowledge Center: home to everything Continuous Delivery! You’ve heard about Continuous Delivery’s many benefits, such as dramatically improved product quality and accelerated time to market, and now you want to make it work for you. You are probably familiar with the general concepts and business benefits of Continuous Integration and Delivery, and are now ready to move to the next step. Perhaps you have even started implementing Continuous Delivery within your organization, and want to discuss your experiences and network with peers to help improve your processes. You have come to the right place! Continuous Delivery in Action is …

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Continuous Delivery in Action

Welcome to the Interactive Knowledge Center: home to everything Continuous Delivery!

You’ve heard about Continuous Delivery’s many benefits, such as dramatically improved product quality and accelerated time to market, and now you want to make it work for you. You are probably familiar with the general concepts and business benefits of Continuous Integration and Delivery, and are now ready to move to the next step. Perhaps you have even started implementing Continuous Delivery within your organization, and want to discuss your experiences and network with peers to help improve your processes. You have come to the right place!

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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Q&A: Agile Certification: Certified ScrumMaster or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner? Which one is right for you?

In case you missed it, I recently gave a talk on the interwebs about, “Agile Certification: Certified ScrumMaster or PMI Agile Certified Practitioner? Which one is right for you?” Since the start of the Agile movement, the only certification that has meant anything has been the Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) credential. While it’s still the most widely known and held Agile certification in the world, things started to change earlier this year when PMI announced a new certification called the “PMI Agile Certified Practitioner” (PMI-ACP). These days, the questions I get asked most often in my public workshops (http://www.collab.net/agiletraining) …

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