Martin Fowler has conducted a survey on ThoughtWorks’ software development mailing list to determine how some of the version control systems (VCS) are perceived by developers. He also wrote a review of most prominent VCSes comparing centralized and distributed systems.
In this article Stu Charlton examines the various options available for versioning RESTful services which he prefaces by saying “These can be tricky concepts to describe, and I don't really want to write a small book on this topic”.
Subbu Allamaraju, revisits one of the recurring debates in the REST community; the standard media types vs. custom media types and tries to determine the best practices when using them.
Git# is a .NET and Mono version of the popular source code management system, Git, obtained by porting JGit to C#. Other related projects are: msysgit and gitextensions.
MindTouch announces the ability to publish content from any Microsoft Desktop application to its collaborative industrial wiki. New user functionality includes: one-click publishing from any MS application and in-place editing of Microsoft Office. The new functionality is delivered as, Aurelia Reporter, Desktop Connector, and MS Word and MS Outlook connectors.
GitHub now also offers an issue tracker, integrated with their Git repository hosting. The issue tracker is also accessible through their new API 2.
In this article, Kjell-Sverre Jerijærvi presents with enough detail Microsoft’s SOA Maturity Model (SOAMM) which can be used to evaluate the maturity of a SOA implementation.
Versioning database schema along with your .NET code is essential for managing volatile codebases especially when employing continuous integration. Ruby on Rails accomplishes this with a popular solution of abstracting DDL SQL into Ruby commands. Similar solutions are available in .NET with third party libraries.
Envers is an open-source project from JBoss which has recently been added under the Hibernate umbrella.
Back when Visual SourceSafe was the de facto version control for Windows developers, remote access was a major problem. Products like SourceOffSite were a necessity for anyone working remotely. While globalization and unstable fuel prices continue to drive increases in telecommuting, Microsoft is still neglecting this sector, leaving opportunities for smaller companies like Teamprise.
CodePlex has recently announced that it is supporting SVN clients, like TortoiseSVN, to connect to its code repository in order to synchronize source code and resources. In the past, SVN users had to run SvnBridge every time they wanted to synchronize with CodePlex, but now it can be done only by using the correct URL in SVN client's settings.
Kenai is a new project hosting platform from Sun. It offers a comprehensive set of services for open source projects, including source code management and issue-tracking, and most notably, it is built with JRuby on Rails.
AnkhSVN started as a Visual Studio add-in, which allowed to work on a Subversion (SVN) version-controlled project from within Visual Studio. Release 2.0 is a complete rewrite of the core engine, which is delivered as a free Source Code Control Package (SCC) for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008.
Maintaining a historical view of database records has been a problem that has been solved before but not easily. Being able to restore entities to their previous versions including basic properties as well as their relationships is more than a trivial task. Recently Envers 1.0.0 GA was released, aiming to simplify JPA entity revisioning.
Debate has once again arisen in the community around JSR 277, which is a proposed dynamic module system for Java 7. The flashpoint of the debate this time around is the version numbering system that is planned for JSR 277 Java Modules (JAMs). InfoQ examined the discussions and arguments to understand more about the current state of JSR 277 and it's acceptance by the community.