The official RTM release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 has been made, and unlike the first update it brings with it a host of new features that should interest if not outright benefit nearly all users. Improved areas include better Git tooling support, web development, and profiling.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
A new release of Visual Studio Tools for Git brings significant speed increases and improved quality of life for developers.
GitSync for Plastic SCM has been released with support for native Git network protocols and Visual Studio 2012 support.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.