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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.

IBM and Microsoft push Opscode Chef

by Matthias Marschall on  May 13, 2013

IBM and Opscode are working together to help IBM customers leverage Chef. Additionally Microsoft and Opscode have joined forces to help automate Microsoft's cloud service Azure.

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.

A Merge Tool that Understands Functions

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 16, 2013 1

Codice Software, maker of Plastic SCM, has released a preview of a semantic merge tool. This tool parses your code, allowing for a more accurate merge than the line-by-line comparisons most tools use. We interviewed Pablo Santos Luaces, Principal Software Engineer of Codice Software.

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."

Windows Azure Updated with Hadoop, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap, Mercurial and Dropbox

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 26, 2013

The recently released Windows Azure updates include support for Hadoop service, HTML5/JS, CORS, PhoneGap including Mercurial, Dropbox, CodePlex and Bitbucket deployment integration.

Quickstart for New Users of Opscode Chef

by Aslan Brooke on  Mar 20, 2013

OpsCode is providing a new avenue for learning chef aimed at equipping new users with what they need to start building "Infrastructure as Code". The content leads users through a quickstart, common cases, screen casts, and troubleshooting.

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.

Chef 11 is Ready for Hyperscale

by Aslan Brooke on  Feb 20, 2013

Opscode released Chef 11 early this month with enhancements to its scalability to meet the demands of hyperscale web operations. Opscode rewrote the entire server core API in Erlang and at the same time kept it backward compatible. Opscode renamed the core server API "Erchef" to complement the rewrite in Erlang.

GitHub Boxen: Automating Mac OS X Configuration and Management

by Abel Avram on  Feb 19, 2013

GitHub has open sourced Boxen used internally for automated configuration of Mac laptops, a tool that could be converted to set up Linux or Windows machines.

VMware Strengthens Influence In Configuration Management Tools

by Matthias Marschall on  Feb 08, 2013

VMware added $30 million to its initial investment into Puppet Labs, makers of the Open Source configuration management tool Puppet. Commenters seem to agree that its a good move for Puppet Labs and that Puppet will keep supporting any type of infrastructure avoiding vendor lock-in.

Stash: Git for the Enterprise

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 07, 2013

The makers of the popular ALM tools JIRA and Confluence and released version 2 of Stash. Stash adds the kind of features to Git that one would expect to find in a centralized version control system such as branch-level permissions and deep integration with JIRA.

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.

Opscode Chef Integration Tests Now On OpenStack With Test Kitchen 0.7.0

by Matthias Marschall on  Jan 03, 2013

Opscode has announced the availability of Test Kitchen 0.7.0 with support for using on-demand OpenStack instances to test Chef cookbooks. Test Kitchen is a tool, which helps Opscode Chef cookbook developers to validate their cookbooks before applying them to their live infrastructure.

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