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CloudBees Extends Its Support for the Jenkins Community with Enterprise Plugins to Help Manage Large Numbers of Jobs, Backup Jenkins to the Cloud, Detect Wasted Minutes, Unify Credential Management and Diagnose File Error ProblemsLondon UK and PARIS, FRANCE - April 17, 2012 - CloudBees...
In February this year the agile movement completed 11 years of existence. I am sure you are either using some form of agile methodology or examining the possibility of using them. But, are you aware of how the agile movement happened? Did it happen by chance or was it inevitable? Do yo...
Founded by Sacha Labourey CloudBees is an example of the type of cutting edge innovator at the ‘PaaS’ layer of the Cloud stack – Platform as a Service. They are one of our keynote presenters on our upcoming webinar Agile Cloud – PaaS and DevOps Best Practices. A...
I personally do not find software development an art form. It is not an unpredictable activity driven by crazy business users that come to work every day inventing a new way to operate their businesses just to savagely changing your requirements. Project teams that use changing require...
I still remember the first time I was on a project that used NAnt and CruiseControl.NET. It was years ago and both were new tools with plenty of bugs. The project manager took one of the team's architects and dedicated him to getting CI up and running. I didn't work with him for anothe...
The enterprise software development arena can be a harsh and unrelenting environment – not a place for the faint-of-heart to work. Fortunately, software configuration management (SCM) software can make it not only more tolerable, but more efficient and, yes, even more successful. SCM s...
I have been a fan of the Net Objectives books since the first edition of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design (2nd Edition). That is still my favorite design patterns book.When it comes to the agile movement I still remain torn. I watch it change and s...
Groundbreaking book outlines how to automate the software delivery process to release software rapidly and reliablyLONDON, Aug, 10, 2011 - ThoughtWorks, Inc. (www.thoughtworks.com) a global leader in enterprise Agile development services, today announced that Jez Humble's book, Continu...
To borrow from a common print journalism trick, consider this the cleaning out the desk drawers of my AccuRev mind.  Or if you tend to avoid newspaper columnists, especially sports ones, then let’s just call this a random “did you know” or “what’s new̶...
New Perforce integration adds visual tools to depict project activity and branch strategiesWokingham, UK, November 2, 2010 - Perforce Software released P4Eclipse, its new software configuration management (SCM) integration for the Eclipse Framework. Formerly named P4WSAD, P4Eclipse int...
In the last few posts I have discussed some of, what I consider to be, the most valuable Agile methods for development.  The list is pretty long, so breaking the list up allows me to define each practice and include the individual benefit of each Agile method.  This post defines some h...
Integrate early and often, it’s a software configuration management mantra that we’ve been repeating for years. Integrate early and often is continuous integration. Every source control tool promotes this concept; you can read about it in the SVN book to the ClearCase manual. It’s been...
March 29th, 2010 Leeds, UK - A new Cloud based service called Mike and the Ceiling ("Mike") delivers control and consistency for Java based development projects across distributed software teams using hardened security and a consistent web interface. By uitlizing a hosted solution, sof...
Continuous integration is about confronting your risk. It’s about giving rapid feedback and responding to problems that you may encounter in your development environment. If you’re Agile, you know one principle is adaptation. It’s not about sticking to the plan; it’s about exposing and...
For some time I have been observing the discussion thread in LinkedIn – Any recommended tools for Agile and Scrum based software development? It is one of the most active discussions and have 127 commends till date and has recommendations from agile experts from all around the ...
AccuRev joins with Coverity, Electric Cloud, Rally Software and BigVisible in bringing the Agile Journal Seminar Series to Los Angeles on December 17, 2009. The seminar focuses on promoting Agile tools and techniques in order to optimize the software development process. The event agen...
ProjectLocker recently introduced WebHooks for our Git hosting and Subversion hosting services, which allow you to configure ProjectLocker to notify one of your servers anytime a push (Git) or commit (Subversion) happens. The notification isn't just a 'ping', but provides all the rele...
Can you compile, deploy and test your Java EE projects with just 1 line of command? Check it out. I have no time for documentations lately, but I prefer to give you a chance to early adopt my build script and take your own conclusions. Following the steps below, you will have my Java ...
ActiveVOS 7.0 has a new design canvas that uses the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) 2.0 specification to create executable BPEL processes. In a move to meet the growing demand for business process agility, Active Endpoints is readying the next release of its business process ...
I’ve encountered a number of use cases in the field where people enjoy the use of  ‘floating’ labels.  Implemented correctly, floating labels are a good example of convention-over-configuration  usually eliminating repetitive, manual build system updates.   Implemente...
Functional Testing has always been an activity done by Test Engineers using Functional Testing tools like QTP from HP/Mercury, SilkTest from Borland/Segue, Functional Tester from IBM/Rational, … But time is changing – so is Functional Testing – and the things you can ...
I already listened to a couple of talks on the cloud. The whole cloud topic start to grow up, meaning more and more application scenarios for the cloud are appearing.
Dennis Reedy will do a joint-presentation with one of our customers, Ronald Bowers, working for the Army Research Lab, during JavaOne 09. This BoF is schedule on Wednesday, June, 3rd at 7:45pm. Here is the abstract of the session called Cloud Computing and NetBeans™ IDE Enable Army Res...
I’ve spent some time in the last weeks playing with different ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC Applications. Using dynaTrace I created a Technology Package that covers all different aspects of ASP.NET Development, Testing and Production Monitoring: Tracing of ASP.NET Web Requests Tracing...
Continuous Integration is the common practice for ensuring higher quality software development and a central part of agile development process. While functional testing is well integrated, this is not true for performance testing. This post introduces a step-by-step how to guide for i...
I recently gave  presentations on Performance Management as part of Continuous Integration at QCon London and JAX in Wiesbaden. While I got the feedback that this definitely makes sense, a lot of people said they do not know how to put it into practice.  Therefore I will provide a shor...
The distributed build management and continuous integration server from <a href="http://www.jetbrains.com">JetBrains</a> gets a major feature update.<br>This release brings many usability improvements, support for Perforce in Visual Studio plugin, plus excit...
CollabNet, the leader in distributed application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, today introduced CollabNet TeamForge 5.2, the successor to CollabNet SourceForge Enterprise. The latest version of the company's core product contains significant enhancements, including new feature...
SD West 2009 --Viewtier Systems, today announced at SD West 2009 availability of Continuous Integration and software release management for AccuRev, the best-of-breed, process-centric software change and configuration management (SCCM) solution. Integration of Viewtier Parabuild and Ac...
<a href="http://zutubi.com/">Zutubi</a> is excited to announce the release of Pulse 2.0. This major release includes a whole new templated configuration system that takes the pain out of maintaining your CI configuration.
Here is part two of my recent interview with host Mike Lippis of the Outlook Series. We have broken the 45 minute podcast interview into five parts for easier reading. This section covers SOA testing best practices. Mike: ???Service Oriented Architectures really have been around for a ...
Bushel provides utility classes for Ant Ivy that allow a developer to use a directory of OSGi bundles as a dependency repository. It does this through a custom metadata parser that converts a MANIFEST.MF file into a valid ivy.xml. The aim is to assist IDE-free OSGi development and cont...
Building on 10 years insight and success with CruiseControl, Cruise lowers software deployment risk with fully automated, auditable builds.
To follow from the successful launch of our free Eclipse plugin, today sees the official launch of our Service Offerings for Java Development Teams. Over the last 5 years we have been helping development teams increase the quality of their applications. From these experiences and our o...