Industry Survey Results: What Matters Most for DevOps Value Stream Efficiency

CollabNet reached out to its global audience at the end of last year and conducted an industry survey to learn more about DevOps priorities and the concerns of executive leaders, project managers, engineers and other software development and testing professionals. We asked more than 200 respondents, primarily from Fortune 2000 organizations, a few questions to better understand how we could serve their needs. The questions asked were designed to uncover respondents’ priorities and perceptions regarding the barriers faced when optimizing software delivery value streams. If you’ve followed CollabNet at all in the last few years you should know two very …

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How to Overcome the Nine Deadly Continuous Delivery Pipeline Mistakes

A successful continuous delivery pipeline is not achieved by following a specific linear chain of events. Instead, it requires hypothesis-driven development, careful measurement of results, and meaningful lessons learned in order to drive important and effective process adjustments. You’ll want to consider key principles from DevOps, Agile and Lean practices to create an effective value stream, and everyone across the flow of value needs have a seat at the table while working towards a common goal. There are several common, yet deadly mistakes that are easy traps to fall into during the building process. These must be avoided at all …

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CollabNet and VersionOne: The Significance of DevOps for the Enterprise

By now you’ve heard about the CollabNet and VersionOne merger. The new CollabNet is set to offer complete Enterprise Agile, ALM Collaboration, Version Control and DevOps solutions that expedite the speed and improve the quality of application development and delivery efforts for organizations across all sectors. In fact, the well-known industry expert, Diego Lo Giudice Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester, had this to write about the benefits Agile and DevOps can offer, “In the past, faster delivery meant lower quality and higher risk. Leading organizations have shown that applying Agile and DevOps practices enable faster delivery, higher quality, and lower …

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Our Government’s ‘Digital Services Playbook’ Is Leading the Growth in Public/Private Sectors

Executive Viewpoint   Last year I read an article in the Federal technology publication FCW that talked about the President’s 2016 spending plan and how much of the focus is on the improvement of digital services. Overall, the IT spending budget is $86.4 billion and $105 million of that is slated to expand the U.S. Digital Service, the tech IT services group that was established in 2014 and is headed by Mikey Dickerson, a Google veteran. When President Barack Obama announced the U.S. Digital Service, he said, “I want us to ask ourselves every day, how are we using technology …

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Five Hard Truths about Agile Development

There’s no denying the positive and disruptive impact of Agile software development practices. For nearly 15 years, the industry has worked to improve tooling and processes to meet the insatiable appetite customers and organizations have for quality software. It started as small teams within small organizations, then teams-of-teams, and now large enterprise-wide implementation – making Agile clearly mainstream and the predominant method for building and deploying software. However, great efforts bring challenges – and it holds true with Agile. The following are five hard truths about Agile development and how to avoid pitfalls that can slow the realized benefits of …

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Git and Agile Development with CloudForge and TeamForge

Git and Agile Development with CloudForge and TeamForge Platforms In this blog I will show you how to add TeamForge to your free CloudForge project and start taking advantage of the powerful collaboration and development tools that make TeamForge the industry leading Agile application lifecycle management platform.  This blog is intended to be a follow up to my earlier blog, Intro to GitEye and CloudForge.  If you wish to follow along with this blog, it is assumed that you have already installed GitEye, signed up for a free CloudForge account, created a CloudForge project, and added Git to your project.  If not, …

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Introduction to GitEye Graphical UI and CloudForge

In this blog I will introduce you to the collaborative cloud development platform CloudForge.  As you will see, signing up for a free account is easy.  In just a few minutes you can be hosting your Git or Subversion repositories on CloudForge, as well as provisioning your other favorite development tools. TeamForge, the industry leading Agile application lifecycle management platform, is available as part of your free CloudForge project.  Using the TeamForge tracker, you can define and track all your work items such as business requirements, user stories, tasks, issues and bugs.  To manage your backlogs and establish release and sprint plans, …

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CloudForge Joins Pivotal CloudFoundry PaaS Ecosystem

CloudForge in CloudFoundry Ecosystem

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 …

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Software Development Trends and Tools in Asia

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Three key trends are having a profound impact on the global software development industry today- Agile software development, the emergence of DevOps, and Cloud-based development infrastructures. Legacy vendors have struggled to keep pace with these trends, giving rise to a new generation of paradigms and technologies. In the summer of 2012, CollabNet applied its strengths in open source, distributed development, social collaboration and hosted developer communities to address those drivers, resulting in a ground-breaking framework known as Enterprise Cloud Development. The results have been positive, as enterprises have been quick to accept the logic behind the framework, and the tools …

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Must See Video – How to Protect ENTERPRISE GIT History

What is Git History Rewrite? What is Git History Protection? Here’s the technical explanation of History Rewrite “We define History Rewrite as non-fast forward updates of remote refs and its associated objects. This happens whenever a branch in the remote repository gets deleted, previously pushed commits get amended/tree filtered and forcefully re-pushed, or a remote branch/tag is pointed to an entire different commit history.”   Sounds too technical?  We put together a short (3 minutes) video, that explains in simple term what History Rewrite (and History Protect) is, and why you probably should care: Watch Video (3 min) Now If you …

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