Real World Experiences: Blackboard


April 21, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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As part of a new series we’re calling ‘Real World Experiences’ we’ll be highlighting how Sonatype customers are benefiting from greater development efficiency, higher productivity levels, faster time to market and better quality software, all while being more secure. We kick off the series covering Blackboard, the world’s leading education technology company.

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Legal at DevOps Speed


April 7, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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Paul is not part of our development team, he doesn’t want to be, and he certainly does not slow them down. But with that said, Paul knows how to work at DevOps speed. He knows legal reviews need to happen at the speed of development on every component, every build, and every release. How much time does Paul spend reviewing open source and third-party software components in the software we are building? Almost none. Yup. That is because we have automated him.

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Continuous Delivery and Nexus


March 19, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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There are numerous examples of reference architectures available, and each of them vary in levels of detail, tools highlighted, and processes followed. Yet, there is a constant theme among the tool sets: Jenkins, Maven, Nexus, Subversion, Git, Docker, Puppet/Chef, Rundeck, and Sonar seem to show up time and again.

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Dogfooding Nexus


March 16, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
Sonatype

How does Sonatype use Nexus to support our development efforts? Well, our development team is about to tell you. In fact, they a planning to give a virtual tour of our factory floor (e.g., tool chain) while discussing their own best practices for agile software development across a geographically distributed team. They will also spend time discussing their use of Nexus, Bamboo, JIRA, HipChat, AWS, Ansible and other solutions to streamline our development efforts, improve the quality of our builds while reducing rework, and speed time to market for new releases.

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Sonatype and Bamboo: Improving Your Builds


March 3, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
Bamboo

Sonatype now provides native Atlassian Bamboo support to improve the quality of your build outputs. Sonatype provides instant analysis of open source components used in every Bamboo build and alerts development teams to any quality, license, or security issues identified. By catching the issues during CI builds, development teams can quickly address open source policy violations early and can avoid unplanned rework.

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Nexus Reaches 50,000


February 27, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
5 times the number of repos

Active Nexus instances have grown 100% within the past 18 months. Just awesome. And, YOU, our user community made it happen. As of today, we surpassed the milestone of 50,000 active Nexus installs! Thank you.

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Evaluating OSS logistics solutions? Consider these 9 tips.


February 24, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
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With well over 17 billion open source components downloaded from public repositories in 2014, it is clear that more software development organizations are assembling software from component building blocks. In fact, Gartner reports that by 2016 the vast majority of mainstream IT organizations will leverage open source software (OSS) components in mission-critical IT solutions. This massive reliance on open source components has created new challenges for managing the speed, cost, and risks of continuous delivery in today’s software development efforts.

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Nexus 3: New Milestone Release


February 12, 2015 By
Jeff Wayman
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There are those of us that like to stay on the cutting edge of technology, fiddling with the latest and greatest, even if it means the experience might be a little rough around the edges. Yes, that might mean suffering through a bunch of issues despite a warning not to install Mavericks on our main […]

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The Software Supply Chain Piques Interest


February 9, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
supply chain management

As we looked back at what our readers found most intriguing in the past year, we found one central theme: managing their software supply chain. Our readers wanted to know in a continuous world, where speed and quality often compete how can they develop software faster while becoming more profitable ensuring quality and managing risk.

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Chevy and DevOps: What the Wi-Fi?


February 4, 2015 By
Derek Weeks
chevy

I’m sure you saw it too. During the Super Bowl, Chevy Trucks announced that they were adding 4G LTE wi-fi. How cool. I want that (and so would my kids). I can only imagine the possibilities. But, this is not all about my needs. Chevy and every other vehicle maker wants this too. And not for the reasons that you might first consider. Quickly, let me introduce you to the recalls of today..

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