What is inner source? I spoke about it during my webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 8,
but here's a review.
At its most fundamental level, inner source is about replicating successful
work practices of the open-source world to commercial software projects.
There are numerous examples of open source software making big splashes in
the commercial space - Linux, Firefox, Apache - and inner source takes many
of the lessons learned from these massively successful projects and shows you
how you can apply some of those same ideologies and practices to your
In the article "Getting Started with Inner Source," Andy Oram, an editor for
O'Reilly Media, recently outlined some of inner source's main benefits:
Code reuse: Since open source is fundamentally about openness and knowledge
sharing, users in the organization will have a wider understanding of knowing
where to look for c... (more)
The general concepts of DevOps have played a central role advancing the
modern software delivery industry. With the library of DevOps best practices,
tips and guides expanding quickly, it can be difficult to track down the best
and most accurate resources and information. In order to help the software
development community, and to further our own learning, we reached out to
leading industry analysts and asked them about an increasingly popular tenet
of a DevOps transformation: collaboration.
We asked Michael Azoff, Principal Analyst at Ovum; Clive Longbottom, founder
of and anal... (more)
I recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit
of Excellence that covers best practices for developing enterprise software
that is both flexible and reliable.
As software development becomes an integral part of today's enterprise, and
teams are often dispersed globally, it's important as a developer to have
some tried and true best practices to stand by. Scaling these principles and
duplicating successes across the distributed enterprise can be a challenge
however, particularly if other organizational stakeholders are turning on the
heat when it comes ... (more)
So you want to centralize your enterprise? Smart choice - but it's important
to take some factors into consideration if you want to have success.
Developers need to ensure representation from each geographic location;
understand current development processes and tools; and comprehend the
biggest challenges. Furthermore, you need to be aware of, and sensitive to,
your project teams' preferences for existing tools and aversion to change.
Before we get started into our list of the "7 Steps to Start Centralization,"
let's tackle the question you are probably asking - "What is centrali... (more)
I'm happy to report that the second quarter of 2016 is in full swing. We put
out our quarterly announcement last week sharing what we've accomplished as a
company and how we can better serve our customers. Every quarter you can plan
to hear from us on company growth, product development and what's happening
in the market. Here are a few highlights from Q1 of 2016:
Thanks to our continuous improvement efforts and increased demand in our
TeamForge platform, CollabNet has seen a 19 percent increase in sales to new
customers compared to the same quarter in the previous year. Sales to ... (more)