Why SCM is crucial to a developer’s workflow

The best way to understand version control is to imagine it as saving changes in a Microsoft document or a document in Google Docs. Think of the code as a text file, and then imagine going into the document and looking at the revision history to see all of the different changes, when people made … continue reading

Git’er done: SCM system keeps developers and projects on track

With software configuration management (SCM), gone are the days when developers would email their code changes back and forth, waiting patiently for review. SCM has certainly changed the process for code review, feedback and collaboration, but it is the rise of distributed version control systems like Git that allow software teams to work faster than … continue reading

CollabNet updates TeamForge for collaborative enterprise software development

CollabNet is updating its agile, ALM and enterprise version control platform to provide more scalability and flexibility to developers. The company announced TeamForge 17.4 with source code and version control improvements, greater customization, support for high availability, easier installation and SAML 2.0 integration. “We are continually improving TeamForge to make it the best solution on … continue reading

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Git 2.13, MobileTogether 3.2, GDPicture.NET SDK version 14 and Apple’s acquisition of Beddit — SD Times news digest: May 10, 2017

The open-source distributed version control system Git has reached version 2.13. The latest release includes features and bug fixes, as well as a brief security announcement. According to the Git team, version 2.13 fixes a git shell program vulnerability for those running their own Git hosting server. The release also includes SHA-1 collision detection to … continue reading

Bitbucket Server won’t support Mercurial, Swift 3.1, NativeScript Angular 4 support — SD Times news digest: March 28, 2017

Atlassian has revealed it will not be adding Mercurial support to Bitbucket Server, its code collaboration tool teams can host themselves. Mercurial is a source code management tool. According to Roger Barnes, principal product manager at Atlassian, the costs of engineering and maintaining Mercurial support does not make sense for Bitbucket server. “While it is … continue reading

Microsoft announces Git Virtual File System

Ever wonder how Microsoft stores the source code for Windows? Evidently, it’s all been stored in Git. Today, Microsoft announced that it has released the Git Virtual File System, which allows repositories and clients to handle massive repositories. As an example, the Windows repository contains 3.5 million files and is more than 270GB in size. … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Perforce acquisition of Seapine ‘a perfect fit’

“Hey, you got version control in my ALM.” “No, YOU got ALM in my version control!” And so it came to be, source-code-management provider Perforce late last year finalized the acquisition of Seapine and its ALM suite. “The vision is to move into broader ALM,” Perforce CEO Janet Dryer told me during a call with … continue reading

GitHub previews membership APIs

GitHub is making it easier to remotely administer repositories and organizations on its platform. Yesterday the company opened access to a preview version of its new Organization Memberships APIs, which allow for the remote administration of access privileges and user-management tasks. The new APIs will be available in preview form until they are finalized, thus … continue reading

Compuware’s bringing the mainframe to DevOps, Arduino IoT kit, and Yahoo open-sources deep learning model—SD Times news digest: Oct. 3, 2016

Compuware is extending its mainframe/DevOps initiatives with the availability of new REST APIs for ISPW, its source-code-management and release automation solution that Compuware acquired in January. The new APIs are architected as REST web services, and with these APIs, Compuware customers can begin to accelerate cross-platform apps, reduce IT costs, and improve the quality of … continue reading

Runnable pivots to staging

A year ago, Runnable was a company focused almost entirely on copy/paste coding. Users could paste code into Runnable’s website, then see it in action as the site executed the code in a new window. Today, however, the company finished its pivot from testing window to testing servers. As of today, Runnable now offers full-fledged … continue reading

SD Times Blog: GitHub’s interesting philosophy on enterprises

Source-code management isn’t exactly selling soda. Neither was Apple Computers, but Steve Jobs didn’t see a distinction between what former Apple CEO John Sculley had done at Pepsi and what he wanted him to do at Apple. That inability to see the difference between the two businesses led to the beginning of the downfall of … continue reading

GitHub Enterprise updates to 2.7

GitHub today announced the release of an updated version of its enterprise SCM product. Version 2.7 of GitHub Enterprise adds support for GPG signatures, a handful of new APIs, and better controls over work assignments and task lists. For developers managing larger projects on GitHub Enterprise, version 2.7 adds more controls for the manager supervising … continue reading

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