What’s New with TeamForge
Announcing TeamForge Version 6.2
Integration, Visibility and Reporting for ALM and Enterprise Cloud Development
- Enterprise-grade Git and Subversion management
Secure management of Git development and delivery processes; management of hybrid SCM (Subversion & Git) projects.
- Code quality, re-use and governance
Peer programming and collaboration with code review tools ReviewBoard and Gerrit; code search with Black Duck® Code Sight™.
- Planning, measurement and reporting
Most flexible planning (Agile/hybrid; time/scope; multi-unit); metrics-driven analysis with ECD datamart, reports and dashboards.
- Orchestration across tools and clouds
Embedding industry-leading tools (open source and commercial), connecting code and management processes to hybrid clouds.
- More enhancements
Enhancing infrastructure resilience with decoupling of Tomcat; wildcards in path-based permissions; many usability features, and more.
TeamForge 6.2 delivers on CollabNet’s enterprise cloud strategy by incorporating new tools and functionality to help IT organizations better manage, collaborate and drive value using hybrid development processes and environments.
Enterprise-grade Git and Subversion Management
TeamForge’s newly added Git Distributed Version Control System (DVCS) capabilities work alongside the existing Subversion capabilities, making it possible to achieve enterprise-wide development coordination, release practices and governance across a hybrid mix of SCM technologies and SCM server locations. Git and Subversion access is governed within TeamForge to enable project security and compliance across the organization via a rich set of roles-based access controls. In addition, TeamForge also has embedded Gerrit, a leading code review and security management tool to deliver fine grained permissions for Git.
Central Repository Management
Centrally manage all of your Git and Subversion repositories. Govern access, create and configure secure, distributed repositories from one central, easy to use web console. Manage repositories yourself on-premises, or let CollabNet manage them for you with CloudForge.
Full Traceability and Workflows
Trace code commits for Git and Subversion, and automatically associate commits to tracker artifacts. Incorporate code commits into development and delivery processes, on-premise and in the cloud.
Security and Permissions
Manage authentication, role-based access control and granular permissions. Also take advantage of the native security management features of Gerrit, deeply embedded into the TeamForge platform.
Search and Browsing of Code Repositories
Browse Git and Subversion code repositories, using the embedded tools, GitWeb and ViewVC. Search and discover code using Black Duck® Code Sight™.
Code Quality, Re-use and Governance
By adding in Gerrit, ReviewBoard, and Code Sight, TeamForge provides a rich set of capabilities to improve code quality and developer productivity, with code review and automated search and discovery. Deeply embedded into the TeamForge platform, code reviews also can be incorporated into automated processes for continuous integration and delivery.
Code Review Management
Simplify code reviews, using embedded tools ReviewBoard and Gerrit. Associate reviews with artifacts and other ECD objects. Govern reviews with roles and permissions management. Provide inline comments in diffs, annotate with screenshots, and facilitate dialogues amongst peers.
Code-Search with Black Duck Code Sight
Discover and reuse code across projects, with Black Duck Code Sight functionality, deeply embedded into TeamForge global search. Find code snippets and relate back to commits, files and artifacts. Search is securely governed by central access control and permissions management.
Planning, Measurement and Reporting
TeamForge now provides improved organization-wide planning, measurement and reporting to support DevOps processes. A datamart collects metrics across tools and clouds to provide executives with integrated dashboards and detailed reporting. In addition, new Agile reporting and planning provides story point burn-downs, planning by flexible units and graphical task boards. Collectively, the new capabilities help teams deliver high-quality applications on-time and on-budget, and provide new visibility and actionable information for optimizing resource allocation to improve software quality and reduce compliance risks.
Gain instant visibility, site-wide aggregated across projects, or into individual project detail. Choose between multiple graphical displays or reporting formats.
Team up with CollabNet Labs, to deliver dashboards and reports based on your specific needs. Jump-start reporting programs using best practices templates.
Open ECD Datamart
Build your own dashboards and reports using CollabNet tools, or your preferred third party reporting tool. Or have CollabNet Labs build custom dashboards according to your specifications.
Increase planning flexibility with multi-unit planning. Allow individual project teams to use their preferred units for planning and estimation, such as hours, rocks or t-shirt sizes.
Graphical Task Boards
Implement agile task management across distributed teams and visualize project status with interactive task boards, within IDE’s (Eclipse, Visual Studio) or desktops (Windows, Outlook).
Orchestration Across Tools and Clouds
TeamForge now natively embeds a number of newly added open source tools, including Git, Gerrit and ReviewBoard, commercial partner tools, including Black Duck® Code Sight™, as well as provides significant enhancements to its Jenkins/Hudson integration. These newly added tools work completely within the TeamForge platform to orchestrate and integrate cloud services, such as build, test and code sharing, into a team’s development processes – from public or private clouds, such as Amazon EC2 and CloudForge.
REST for CollabNet Connect™
CollabNet Connect now supports REST based applications, in addition to SOAP. As before, you have the choice to synchronize your tools, or to deeply embed your tools into TeamForge. With TeamForge 6.2, CollabNet already embedded many tools for you.
Online Cloud Backup for Code
Secure your code with automatic backups to the cloud. Through the integration with CollabNet Subversion Edge, you can schedule automatic code backups to CloudForge. Learn more .
Provisioning of Dev / Test / Run Clouds
TeamForge 6.2 integrates with the latest release of CollabNet Lab Management. Auto-provision and manage hybrid cloud infrastructure, across up to 25 public cloud platforms, private clouds and on-premises machines. Learn more .
More functionality provided with TeamForge 6.2:
- Enhanced user experience, across the TeamForge platform, including flexible artifact management and document integration, and refreshed Web-based tracker and planning experience.
- Infrastructure resilience, by decoupling Tomcat upgrades from TeamForge upgrades
- Enterprise security features, like wildcards for path-based permission management
- .. for more features and details, see the release notes