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Apache Subversion to Migrate to Git

by Alex Blewitt on  Apr 01, 2014 8

Today, Greg Stein, founder of the Apache Subversion project, raised a request to migrate the Subversion codebase to Git. More controversial than the decision itself was the way that the decision was made, by the PMC on the private mailing list. Read on to find out what happened and what the current state is.

Use the Force, Luca - Jenkins Developer Wipes out a Month of Commits on GitHub

by Alex Blewitt on  Nov 12, 2013 1

Yesterday, a developer on the Jenkins project accidentally triggered a force push on the GitHub repositories that store the Git repositories for the Jenkins codebase, wiping out several months of commits. InfoQ looks at what happened and what needs to prevent this re-occuring in the future.

Visual Studio Quick Hits: Editor Enhancements + Git

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 01, 2013

Visual Studio 2012 & 2013 both receive new enhancements. Visual Studio Tools for Git hits the 1.0 milestone and is now available for VS2012. And a couple of IDE enhancements help VS2013 RTM evolve.

Icenium Mist Adds ZIP Upload, Remote GIT, Moving Code Blocks and Keyboard Shortcuts

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Sep 23, 2013

Icenium Mist enables you to extract the contents of a ZIP file including the ability to access GIT remotely. It also provides support for moving code blocks within the code editor and also adds keyboar shortcuts for commonly used tasks.

Jelastic 1.9.2 Adds GIT, SVS, PHP 5.5, MongoDB Backup Schedule Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Aug 20, 2013

The recently released Jelastic 1.9.2 includes support for GIT, SVS, PHP 5.5 in addition to an ability to access database servers using FTP and FTPs. It also include automatic MongoDB backup scheduling including the ability to deploy PHP projects from GIT repository.

WebMatrix 3 Adds Windows Azure Integration, Remote Editing, Git and TFS Source Control Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  May 13, 2013

Microsoft WebMatrix 3 provides an ability for the developers to create and manage Windows Azure based websites including support for remote editing, Git and TFS source control.

Improved Git Support Reaches Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin on  May 02, 2013

A new release of Visual Studio Tools for Git brings significant speed increases and improved quality of life for developers.

Git in JavaScript Kickstarter Project Funded in 28 Hours

by Zef Hemel on  Mar 26, 2013 4

Tim Caswell, a well-known member of the JavaScript and Node.js communities, came up with the idea to reimplement Git in JavaScript and managed to get the project funded on Kickstarter within 28 hours with over 360 backers. The project is another example of Atwood's Law: "any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript."

GitSync for Plastic SCM with Native Git Protocols and Visual Studio 2012 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 19, 2013

GitSync for Plastic SCM has been released with support for native Git network protocols and Visual Studio 2012 support.

Visual Studio Gets Git

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 31, 2013

Git, the popular open source distributed version control system is now natively supported by Visual Studio 2012 and the Team Foundation Service. Microsoft's new plug in provides native support and provides an alternative to the centralized source control model.

Windows Azure Updates: Job Scheduler, Command Line Support, ACS and Media

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 09, 2013 1

Microsoft recently released several updates for Windows Azure with background job scheduler, addition of North Europe region, mobile support for command line tool and support for SQL Data Sync services.

Git-tf Combines Git With Multi-Platform TFS Support

by Jeff Martin on  Aug 14, 2012

Microsoft has released a new multi-platform Git tool that allows developers to interact with TFS-hosted source repositories. This open source tool allows developers to use TFS with any platform that supports the Java runtime including Windows, Macintosh OS X, HP-UX, IBM AIX, Solaris, and Linux.

Eclipse Community Survey 2012

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 11, 2012 6

The Eclipse Community Survey results for 2012 have been published, showing a significant increase of Git over other version control systems. It also highlights that whilst Spring is still widely used, EJBs and OSGi are popular frameworks as well. Finally, the use of Maven seems to be increasing, at least in displacing PDE build.

CodePlex Now Offers Git

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 28, 2012 1

Due to overwhelming demand, CodePlex is now offering Git for source control. Git is the third source control system available for CodePlex hosted projects, the first two being TFS and Mercurial.

Gerrit at the Eclipse Foundation

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 14, 2012

The Eclipse Foundation has made Gerrit available for projects using the Git version control system at https://git.eclipse.org/r/. This allows patches to be sent directly in the form of commits which can be applied to a Git repository, although the Eclipse IP Process needs to be updated to make it widely useful. Read on to find out what this means for Eclipse projects.

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