Tag Archives: software development

DSDM, RUP and now SCRUM & Sprint

Unified Modelling Language

Eclipse IDE, variants and add-ons

As well as the (IBM) Eclipse IDE I especially like Aptana Studio and Easy Eclipse variants.

Aptana because of its video tutorials available at aptana.tv and Easy Eclipse because of its extensive range of pre-packaged add-ons, plug-ins & extensions :



SCM & Version Control

Markup & XML

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Eclipse Mylyn

Mylyn is a Task-Focused Interface for Eclipse that reduces information overload and makes multi-tasking easy. It does this by making tasks a first class part of Eclipse, and integrating rich and offline editing for repositories such as Bugzilla, Trac, and JIRA.

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What is the difference between sourceforge and gforge ?

Put simply (?) gforge is a continuation / fork of the discontinued free libre open source source sourceforge 2.6 !

gforge says:

GForge is a fork of the 2.61 SourceForge code, which was only available via anonymous CVS from VA
(Research|Linux|Software). <gforge.org> is not a project hosting platform, it is merely an implementation
of the GForge code. We believe that the GForge functionality is important not only to the Open
Source community, but to the wider business community.

The GForge project was formed and is maintained by Tim Perdue, the original author of much of the
original SourceForge web code.

sourceforge says:

  1. What is the state of the source code to SourceForge?

    The source code powering SourceForge.net, SourceForge 2.6, was the last version of SourceForge source code publicly available as Open Source software. In November 2001, VA Software announced SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.0, a proprietary version of SourceForge.

  2. Why has VA decided to close the SourceForge codebase?

    Several factors have shaped this decision, including a change in our core business from systems and services to software, and repeated instances of use and extension of the Open Source codebase by companies who declined to share their improvements. How are companies able to do this without violating the GPL? Since they never release their changes outside the company, they are not compelled to give their code back to the community. Unfortunately, this impedes our ability to do business as the developer of the SourceForge application.

  3. How does SourceForge 2.7 compare to the SourceForge 3.x codebase?

    SourceForge 2.7 contains cleaned code and bug fixes, building on the SourceForge 2.6 release. It does not contain Oracle database support, pervasive search functionality, documentation management, user-configurable reporting, integrated source control-issue tracking and automatic installation capabilities available only with the commercial, SourceForge Enterprise Edition 3.0 product offering.

  4. What does this mean for OSDN?

    This decision was made in close consultation with OSDN. OSDN continues to focus on supporting the development, distribution and discussion of Open Source software, and will continue to operate SourceForge.net as a service for the Open Source and Free Software communities.

  5. What codebase will SourceForge.net run on?

    Given the need to scale to support tens of thousands of development projects, SourceForge.net will be upgrading to the SourceForge 3.x codebase.

Does that make it all clear now ? But whats the difference between gforge.com, gforge.org, gforge express & gforgegroup.com ? "Now anyone can create a private project on GForge AS easily and instantly. No need to set up your own server or pay any fees. GForge Group is providing a free, 75MB GForge AS project space with up to 5 developers and a subversion tree at http://gforge.com/."

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and which platform should a true free libre open source developer actually use ? GoogleCode ?

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Oracle JDeveloper UML modeling tools

Oracle JDeveloper is not just for Java !

You can also use it for XML development and it also has the following UML modeling tools:

  • Class Modeler
  • Use Case Modeler
  • Activity Modeler
  • Sequence Modeler

Demos / Tutorials @ http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/jdev/viewlets/viewlet.html

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Why Gnome chose Subversion SCM ?

Subversion is an SCM designed to be an easy replacement for CVS, while addressing some of its shortcomings.

Here are some reasons why Gnome chose Subversion as a replacement for CVS after nearly 10 years:

  • Directories, renames, and file meta-data are versioned
  • Commits are truly atomic
  • Branching and tagging are cheap (constant time) operations
  • Natively client/server, layered library design
  • Client/server protocol sends diffs in both directions
  • Costs are proportional to change size, not data size
  • Versioning of symbolic links
  • Efficient handling of binary files
  • Parseable output
  • Localized messages

If you have some spare time and would like to contribute to an open source project StatSVN needs your help |
Beta testers, bug reporters,  – all are welcome !

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IBM Rational Software Architect and IBM Rational Systems Developer