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Flint Brenton

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What is inner source? I spoke about it during my webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 8, but here's a review. At its most fundamental level, inner source is about replicating successful work practices of the open-source world to commercial software projects. There are numerous examples of open source software making big splashes in the commercial space - Linux, Firefox, Apache - and inner source takes many of the lessons learned from these massively successful projects and shows you how you can apply some of those same ideologies and practices to your business. In the article "Getting Started with Inner Source," Andy Oram, an editor for O'Reilly Media, recently outlined some of inner source's main benefits: Code reuse: Since open source is fundamentally about openness and knowledge sharing, users in the organization will have a wider understanding of knowing where to look for c... (more)

The DevOps Movement | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #DevOps #Monitoring

I recently hosted a webinar on Enterprise Software Development in Pursuit of Excellence that covers best practices for developing enterprise software that is both flexible and reliable. As software development becomes an integral part of today's enterprise, and teams are often dispersed globally, it's important as a developer to have some tried and true best practices to stand by. Scaling these principles and duplicating successes across the distributed enterprise can be a challenge however, particularly if other organizational stakeholders are turning on the heat when it comes ... (more)

One Size Does Not Fit All: Agile in the Public Sector | @DevOpsSummit @CollabNet #Agile #DevOps

CollabNet has a long history helping the federal market build quality software at speed, including the Department of Defense (DoD), which is, believe it or not, one of the most active software developers in the world. Federal software needs range widely - from military and defense systems, to communications, command and control and operations - so you can imagine how complex the development and delivery processes have become. With so many layers of DoD software development, corralling the systems into a manageable workflow is an enormous task, and that's where Forge.mil comes in.... (more)

US Government 'Digital Services Playbook' By @Flint_Brenton | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Our Government's ‘Digital Services Playbook' Is Leading the Growth in Public/Private Sectors Last year I read an article in the Federal technology publication FCW that talked about the President's 2016 spending plan and how much of the focus is on the improvement of digital services. Overall, the IT spending budget is $86.4 billion and $105 million of that is slated to expand the U.S. Digital Service, the tech IT services group that was established in 2014 and is headed by Mikey Dickerson, a Google veteran. When President Barack Obama announced the U.S. Digital Service, he said, ... (more)

CollabNet Hits Stride for 2016 By @Flint_Brenton | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Just more than a year ago I was presented with the opportunity to assume the role of CEO of CollabNet, one of the early pioneers in distributed software collaboration for the enterprise. As the creator of Subversion, the company has deep roots in open source, cloud, Agile and DevOps management. Hence the name, CollabNet has been connecting people, tools and processes together as few other companies can. And, we do it at scale, with our largest customer implementation of TeamForge exceeding 85,000 users. As the software delivery industry has undergone swift and dramatic change, m... (more)