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When I talk to ProjectLocker users, one of the most popular questions is whether they should use Subversion or Git. ProjectLocker supports both Subversion and Git, and you can use both types of repositories in your account if you want. At ProjectLocker, we use Git for some projects and Subversion for others. The simple answer is there’s no best answer that makes sense for all teams. You may already know the basics of these two open source systems: Subversion is a centralized version control system, while Git is a distributed version control system (DVCS). Subversion has a long history, having been created as a successor for the aging and widely-used (at the time) CVS system. Due in part to the popularity of some open source projects that use Git, Git has become very popular among developers in the last few years. In fact, a DVCS like Git is an ideal fit for open sou... (more)

Webinar: The Advantages of Cloud Based Development

On Tuesday, January 28, at 12:30 ET (17:30 GMT, 9:30 PT), we’re co-hosting a webinar along with our friends at White Source Software about cloud-based development. White Source specializes in identifying licensing and security issues with open-source libraries you have embedded in your Java project. We’ve partnered with companies like White Source to help make the difficult but necessary parts of software development easier and cheaper for your team by integrating best-of-breed components and migrating them to the cloud. We’re going to showcase our soon-to-be-released hosted conti... (more)

Getting Started: Subversion Permissions

A few months ago, I posted some of the differences between Git and Subversion. In summary: Git and Subversion are different version control systems with different strengths. Neither one is a best fit for every project; you’ll get the best results by examining your team’s needs and choosing the system that is the best fit. As I mentioned in my prior post, one of the key differences between Subversion and Git is that Subversion knows how to manage fine-grained permissions for your users. So for instance, you can specify that contractors do not have access to code other than their ... (more)

View The ProjectLocker/White Source Webinar Online.

Back in January, we did a webinar with White Source Software, showing how White Source and ProjectLocker together can improve your security, detect licensing issues, and eliminate obsolete libraries from your Java or J2EE project. ProjectLocker provides revision control using Subversion or Git as well as continuous integration via hosted Jenkins. White Source provides analysis that will identify security, licensing, and obsolescence issues with each build. For those of you that made the webinar, thank you! We hope you enjoyed it. If you didn’t get a chance to make the Webi... (more)

ProjectLocker Announces Free Hosting

ProjectLocker (www.projectlocker.com), the Internet's leading provider of rapidly deployable advanced software quality tools, today announced the release of ProjectLocker Free, a new service level for its popular suite of software quality tools that it's now offering to the public at no charge to subscribers. As Runako Godfrey, CEO of ProjectLocker, states, “We feel that, especially in a business environment as challenging as today's, now is not the time for companies to sacrifice the quality of their software products. It's our hope that our new Free offering gives our clients ... (more)