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Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration (OSLC) provides a set of standards that enable software lifecycle tools to share information for collaboration and traceability. Sharing information across tools is essential to Tasktop’s mission to “connect the world of software delivery” and Tasktop has supported OSLC since its inception. Tasktop’s integration technologies take advantage of standard OSLC APIs where available and even …

Faster VMs with Vagrant and Chef

Developing and testing changes in an environment that is the same as the deployment environment is one of the magic ingredients of the DevOps way. For engineers at Tasktop working on the Integration Factory, provisioning a new VM can occur multiple times in a day, so any inefficiencies in the process are painful. I recently …

Prediction #4: The single vendor ALM stack becomes extinct in organizations with more than two developers

Development managers at large organizations with monolithic application lifecycle management (ALM) stacks once had it good. ALM components were well integrated, played nicely with one another, and when they didn’t, there was someone to call. But lightweight issue trackers started to move into the organization, popularized by the need for developer-centric collaboration facilities. At a …