Topic: version control

Git celebrates 15th anniversary

It has been 15 years since the distributed version control system Git was released. Linus Torvalds, known for developing the Linux kernel, first released Git on April 7, 2005.  Today, it is “arguably the world’s most powerful distributed control system,” according to GitLab. “In the 21st century, software excellence is the new operational excellence, making … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Subversion

This week’s open-source project is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Apache Subversion is a control software and source code management tool available on most integration servers, integrated development environments, and issue tracking systems. Apache Subversion (“SVN”) was created by CollabNet in 2000 in an effort to create an open-source alternative to the then standard CVS (Concurrent … continue reading

Using version control to automate DevOps

While the industry is trying to speed up software development and deployment with methodologies like Agile, DevOps and CI/CD, one company believes that tools and solutions that go along with these approaches aren’t changing fast enough. “Version control is so structured and complex, it takes a lot of time from the software development team,” said … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce’s Helix Core, Google’s Project Treble, and GitHub’s Checks API

Perforce Software has announced that its version control software, Helix Core, now supports multi-factor authentication. This new feature will enable teams to have more options to control access to customers’ digital assets. The company noted that according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigative Report, 81 percent of data breaches were the result of weak … continue reading

GitLab automates DevOps with new concept: Auto DevOps

GitLab is transforming its offerings of version control and continuous integration with a new integrated and automatic DevOps experience: Auto DevOps. Auto DevOps, a concept that was designed to help developers deliver ideas to production faster, is GitLab’s new collection of features for building, testing and deploying applications, as well as features for review apps … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: 8 steps towards faster, more accurate QA

Techniques such as pair programming and peer code reviews, among others, can improve the quality of software, but defects will always slip through the cracks.The aim of QA is to help your development team move faster while delivering accurate, actionable test results, and ultimately ship a higher quality product more quickly. This is a guide … 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

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

Git 2.9 released

The latest version of the open-source distributed version-control system Git is now available. Git 2.9 features new features, enhancements and bug fixes. In the latest version, Git aims to make submodules faster and more flexible than before. In the last release, the team gave users the option to fetch submodules in parallel in order to … continue reading

Perforce Software acquired by Summit Partners

Perforce Software, maker of the eponymous enterprise version-control system and platform, was acquired today by private equity firm Summit Partners. The Alameda, Calif.-based software company’s founder and CEO, Christopher Seiwald, is also handing over the CEO reins to Janet Dryer, former CEO of HelpSystems. “Watching Perforce grow from a personal project to a global business … continue reading

Git turns 10

Git is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. The distributed version control system, created by Linus Torvalds, debuted in April 2005, and since then it has been providing teams of all sizes with easier code reviews, flexible workflows and cost-effective local branching, according to Eric Wittman, general manager of developer tools at Atlassian. “Git provides a lot … continue reading

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