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Collabnet Connect Offers New Integrated Dev Tools

November 30th, 2011 11:00 admin View Comments

CollabNet announced today its Connect, a new integration framework to provide app dev orchestration and management. The big news here is integrations with Atlassian’s bug tracker tool JIRA , and also brings the Git source code repository into an enterprise setting that can be used more adroitly by larger project teams. The goal is that your data stays in one place while you move through the development and test lifecycle.

You can download a free trial of Connect here.

CollabNet got started 12 years ago and developed Subversion before turning it over as open source to the Apache Foundation. It has a series of other open source development tools such as TeamForge as well as new agile courseware that it announced earlier this summer.

Here is a picture of their current universe:
collabnet-universe.jpg

The benefits of Connect include the following:

  • New integration framework now available for TeamForge 6.1.1 (and other CollabNet products) on-premises and in the cloud
  • Federation and synchronization, orchestration and governance of application delivery processes across commercial and open source ALM and cloud development tools
  • Brings Git into an enterprise-grade ALM platform, with consistency of lifecycle and coding practices, governance and security
  • Turns TeamForge into an open and flexible software change management hub. Connect incorporates third party tools natively into TeamForge.
  • Allows ALM users to search, discover and share artifacts and documents across workgroups and locations, no matter what tools are used.

GitHub Enterprise earlier this year announced its own integration tool set, it remains to be seen how well Connect will stack up to this.

To make use of all these many features of Connect, you’ll need to upgrade to v6.1.1 of TeamForge. There is no additional cost for Connect once you upgrade TeamForge.

Source: Collabnet Connect Offers New Integrated Dev Tools

VMware Shows Different Direction in Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

February 27th, 2011 02:00 admin View Comments

Colin Steele at IT Knowledge Exchange points out something very interesting about this week’s announement that VMware will support Hyper-V.

“This release contradicts everything VMware has said about multi-hypervisor infrastructures,” Steele writes. He cites Eric Siebert’s VMworld 2009 recap. VMware CEO Paul Maritz said that VMware would focus only on its own hypervisor product, because that’s what customers want.

None the less, this week VMware released a vCenter plugin called XVP Manager. Using this tool, Hyper-v host IP addresses can be added to vCenter using the standard Add Host wizard. Alternately, users can import VMs directly from a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Administrators will then be able to conduct basic tasks such as deleting VMs, powering them on and off or rebooting them.

So why the reversal?

Steele thinks it’s because the demand for Hyper-V among VMware customers has increased since Maritz said that. “If vCenter can’t manage Hyper-V, organizations that dabble in Microsoft’s hypervisor could move on to third-party tools, or worse, to Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine Manager,” he writes.

Whatever the reason, cross-compatibility among virtualization tools is a good thing, and this is a modest first step in that direction.

Disclosure: VMWware is ReadWriteWeb sponsor.

Source: VMware Shows Different Direction in Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

VMware Shows Different Direction in Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

February 27th, 2011 02:00 admin View Comments

Colin Steele at IT Knowledge Exchange points out something very interesting about this week’s announement that VMware will support Hyper-V.

“This release contradicts everything VMware has said about multi-hypervisor infrastructures,” Steele writes. He cites Eric Siebert’s VMworld 2009 recap. VMware CEO Paul Maritz said that VMware would focus only on its own hypervisor product, because that’s what customers want.

None the less, this week VMware released a vCenter plugin called XVP Manager. Using this tool, Hyper-v host IP addresses can be added to vCenter using the standard Add Host wizard. Alternately, users can import VMs directly from a Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager. Administrators will then be able to conduct basic tasks such as deleting VMs, powering them on and off or rebooting them.

So why the reversal?

Steele thinks it’s because the demand for Hyper-V among VMware customers has increased since Maritz said that. “If vCenter can’t manage Hyper-V, organizations that dabble in Microsoft’s hypervisor could move on to third-party tools, or worse, to Microsoft’s System Center Virtual Machine Manager,” he writes.

Whatever the reason, cross-compatibility among virtualization tools is a good thing, and this is a modest first step in that direction.

Disclosure: VMWware is ReadWriteWeb sponsor.

Source: VMware Shows Different Direction in Support for Microsoft Hyper-V

Google Apps Admins: Use APIs Without Writing Code

February 19th, 2011 02:30 admin View Comments

Earlier this week Google released its Google Apps Shell Interface (GASI), an a new way for Google Apps admins to work with the Google Apps APIs without writing code. It also gives users the option to batch execute commands generated from the variables in a CSV file. This will enable admins to automate various tasks from within this interface instead of using third-party tools.

Google Apps Shell Interface

The available commands are documented here. Currently supported commands include:

  • Creating, deleting and modifying users
  • Creating, deleting and modifying groups
  • Creating Gmail filters, labels, etc.

GASI includes a library called, appropriately enough, Google Apps Shell (GAS). GAS can also be called from the command line.

Source: Google Apps Admins: Use APIs Without Writing Code

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