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.
After seven years, over 500 innovation projects and high profile endorsements from Dan Pink and other leading publications that resulted in hundreds of organisations copying the concept, Australian software company Atlassian has had to rename its famous innovation day concept.
The Agile community has a great tradition of making fun of itself and April Fools Day 2012 was no exception. Here is a wrap up of some of the best gags from this year that you may have missed.
Today, on the one-year anniversary of the purchase of BitBucket, Atlassian announced that BitBucket will be offering Git repositories, as well as their long-supported Hg repositories
As the discussion in Agile development moves from continuous integration (CI) to continuous deployment, CI servers are doing more to automate the overall build process. Atlasian, which today released Bamboo 3.1, has implemented a new feature called Tasks that the company hopes will aid developers in their continuous deployment efforts.
Atlassian, the company behind developer tools such as JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo and Clover, has acquired Bitbucket.org, a hosted code collaboration site for the popular Mercurial distributed version control system (DVCS).
Atlassian has recently released JIRA 4, their issue tracking, agile project management and workflow product that has been widely adopted across the planet. InfoQ had the opportunity to get some Q&A time with Atlassian about the release and things to come.
The latest releases of Fisheye 2 (source code repository browser) and Crucible 2 (code review) from Atlassian offer a completely revamped UI, one that allows developers to follow the team (a kind of social networking) as well as follow the work. Crucible 2 also supports the idea of "iterative code review."
Atlassian announces acquisition of GreenHopper from Pyxis Technologies to add agile development support to JIRA. Also announced, the availability of a new Website, "agile@Atlassian," where the community can share perspectives on agile software development and where Atlassian engineers can explain their techniques and experience.
Most developers nowadays are familiar with the basic tenets of Continuous Integration, but arguably only a small proportion of these are fully benefiting from an optimized CI set up. This article, by John Smart of Atlassian, discusses Continuous Integration practices that can take CI beyond merely being a glorified cron job and make it an effective, productivity-enhancing hub for development.
Continuous Integration (CI),test first development and daily builds are fundamental agile practices. Together they support high performance teams, but also generate a significant, often variable demand for resources. Atlassian's Bamboo CI Server 2.2 includes a feature to Run Builds Remotely in Amazon EC2.
Atlassian fresh off their acquisition of Cenqua earlier this year, has released Clover 2. Clover is a code coverage tool for Java. InfoQ caught up with Atlassian's Pete Moore to discuss Clover 2 and the recent Atlassian acquisition.
Atlassian Software Systems the company behind JIRA, Confluence, and Bamboo has acquired Cenqua which provides complementary products such as Clover, FishEye, and Crucible. The acquisition should not come as a surprise with plugins already available for JIRA and FishEye and Bamboo and Clover.
Cenqua has released FishEye 1.2, a commercial version control exploration tool supporting CVS and Subversion. The new version improves Subversion support, adds new visualizations, email feeds, user preferences, and administration features.