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The recent announcement of the open-sourcing of the Codebox IDE is a good excuse to take a break and examine some current cloud-based IDEs. If you’re new to the space, a cloud IDE lets developers code and manage their projects from a browser. This lets you keep all of your code in the cloud, and means you don’t need to have a powerful laptop to do real programming work. Using a cloud IDE lets you more easily share development environments with your team, which lets new team members become productive faster. Some cloud IDEs also allow you to connect to backend services for build/analysis/deployment, further simplifying the workflow for individual developers. Most cloud-based IDEs have a similar baseline set of functionality: file/folder management, tabbed editors, access to remote files via (S)FTP/Dropbox/etc. Most claim compatibility with browsers on lightweight d... (more)

New White Paper: The Technology Management Office

In a hurry? Download the white paper here! Cloud services have touched every part of the enterprise. Companies like Salesforce have transition thousands upon thousands of salespeople into using the cloud for their most critical data. DevOps and systems integration teams use companies like NewRelic. Even project management organizations use tools like hosted SharePoint to share documents and information across projects, and have a virtual or fully-staffed project management office function to facilitate this. Developers are unique in that unlike other employees, they have the know... (more)

Is Your SaaS Business A Flytrap or a Lion?

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Easily Migrate Subversion to the Cloud

Unless you’ve been on a desert island the last few years, you know how convenient cloud-based apps are. You don’t have to worry about backups, redundancy, upgrade cycles, or any of the other traditional complexities of managing apps for a team. But switching to cloud-based alternatives to legacy tools is not always straightforward. Perhaps the data is in a different format or the cloud provider is so different that additional training is needed for your team. The good news is that using Subversion in the cloud gets you all of the benefits of the cloud without the migration hassl... (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)