The Agile Journey Begins – or Ends – Depending on your Culture

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 After the Webinar – More Insights from the DevOps Experts, part 1 We recently conducted a webinar called Dev Ops in the Enterprise with Forrester Principal Analyst Kurt Bittner, Gene Kim, co-author of “The Phoenix Project and CollabNet’s own Laurence Sweeny. The audience engagement was fantastic and we received many insightful questions from our listeners. Here are a few I hand-picked from the audience for Kurt Bittner around: The Agile Journey Begins – or Ends – Depending on your Culture. Doug: What are some best practices in measuring/surveying the current culture? Kurt:  Agile practices require cross-functional teams. An organization that … LEARN MORE »

CollabNet Gerrit Notifications – For all who miss the good ol’ git push notifications

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The main feature of our latest TeamForge-Git-Integration (8.0.6) is a brand new notification plugin for Gerrit. This is exciting news to anybody who was used to the git push notifications of the git multimail script. It will also make sure you never miss an accidental git history rewrite again – even if you are not a Gerrit Administrator. This blog post explains the motivation behind this new feature and how to configure it. Motivation Gerrit is a very powerful Git server implementation. It introduces unmatched code review and access right enforcement capabilities. Gerrit is used in many mission critical, large … LEARN MORE »

How to Get Started with CloudForge Development Platform in Pivotal CloudFoundry PaaS

CollabNet’s CloudForge is a collaborative software development platform providing source code management (version control), issue tracking, and agile planning for all personal and professional projects. Full role-based user administration and directory-level access controls allow you to easily manage your development process across distributed teams, both large and small. CloudForge’s inclusion in the CloudFoundry marketplace allows you to quickly set up your projects and teams, leaving more time to focus on developing, building, and testing your applications in a collaborative SDLC framework before deploying them to CloudFoundry. CloudForge is available in all CloudFoundry marketplaces among the various applications you might want to … LEARN MORE »

CloudForge Joins Pivotal CloudFoundry PaaS Ecosystem

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CloudForge and CloudFoundry Accelerate Application Development Great news for cloud developers! CloudForge joins Pivotal CloudFoundry PaaS Ecosystem.  Have you heard of Pivotal’s CloudFoundry? In a short amount of time, Cloud Foundry has become a leader among all the open source platform as a service (PaaS) initiatives. Cloud Foundry is an open platform-as-a-service, providing a choice of clouds, developer frameworks and application services. It makes it faster and easier to build, test, deploy and scale web and mobile applications. Cloud Foundry is available through a variety of private cloud distributions and public cloud instances, including Vmware’s vSphere, Amazon Web Services, Open … LEARN MORE »

Implementing Gitflow with TeamForge and Gerrit. Part II – Repo Category HOWTO

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In this blog post series we talk about access right mappings between TeamForge and its Gerrit integration. The topics covered by each part are: in Part I: What Gitflow is, and how to best use it with TeamForge/Gerrit user defined repository policies. in Part II: How to implement your own user-defined repo category with branch based permissions in TeamForge 7.1 and Gerrit 2.6. in Part III: Alternative approaches to implement branch based permissions (without user-defined repo categories) and when to use which approach.   Target audience: Project admins, Gerrit administrators using our TeamForge integration. In the first part of this … LEARN MORE »

Implementing Gitflow with TeamForge and Gerrit. Part I – Configuration and usage

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In this blog post series we talk about access right mappings between TeamForge and its Gerrit integration. The topics covered by each part are: in Part I: What Gitflow is, and how to best use it with TeamForge/Gerrit user defined repository policies in Part II: How to implement your own user-defined repo category with branch based permissions in TeamForge 7.1 and Gerrit 2.6. in Part III: Alternative approaches to implement branch based permissions (without user-defined repo categories) and when to use which approach. Target audience: Project admins, Gerrit administrators using our TeamForge integration. In my post about Managing Git branch … LEARN MORE »

The lean SyncUp – How Today’s ALM Architects Use CCF 2.3 to Create Radically Successful Bidirectional Synchronizations of Quality Center and TeamForge Requirements

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Introduction Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You have multiple ALM platforms and development point tools that all have to work together. You decided for a data synchronization approach so that you can benefit from unified reporting, save license costs and still enable all stakeholders to use their favorite tools with their favorite platform while having access to the full data. The pilot goes well, demonstrates the benefits you hoped for and you decide to go in production. For the first projects you sync, things work out as planned but the more projects you add, you feel the … LEARN MORE »

Migrating Subversion Repositories to Git – The definitive Guide for TeamForge Users

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  Many software projects are moving from a centralized version control system (CVCS) to a distributed version control system (DVCS). Undoubtedly, the most used DVCS is Git. My team at CollabNet recently migrated one of our flagship Open Source projects, the CollabNet Connector Framework, from Subversion to Git. This blog shares the step by step guide to migrate SVN repositories  to Git repositories using git svn while maintaining all version history. This blog will cover two use cases: 1) Migration of a single project SVN repository to a single Git repository 2) Migration of a multi-project SVN repository to multiple Git repositories … LEARN MORE »

CloudForge Security Is Rated Enterprise Ready by Skyhigh CloudTrust™ Program

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Experts following cloud adoption confirm that security remains the single biggest barrier to cloud adoption. This puts the burden on developers and engineering management to evaluate the security capabilities and practices of their cloud partners which can be an expensive, and time-consuming effort. CloudForge Architecture Built to Take Security Seriously Security is a critical factor when selecting a cloud development platform, and every day, the CloudForge team is asked by prospective customers if CloudForge security can keep their customers’ data private and protected.   The answer is a resounding YES!  CloudForge takes security seriously and has built a robust enterprise-ready architecture … LEARN MORE »

Gerrit Rebranding – The missing Guide to a customized Look & Feel

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Our new Git/Gerrit integration for TeamForge has just been released and it is based on Open Source Gerrit 2.6.1. Its default appearance is quite light and lean (see picture below), but may not fit the visual policies of all our customers. This blog post covers Gerrit’s rebranding capabilities. All technical information is available in Gerrit’s official release documentation (here) – however it is scattered across different topics and is lacking practical usage examples. The following branding example results in a completely different visual appearance of Gerrit’s Web UI. The specific color choices are just for demonstration purposes not as a fashion … LEARN MORE »

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