Faster, Simpler, and More Powerful Code Browser

Posted by Vadim Todorov on Jul 20, 2015 4:33:00 PM

If you use Assembla's code repositories features (SVN, Git and Perforce) then you will find this article interesting. We are releasing the first batch of updates to our code browser tomorrow (July 21, 2015). 

Earlier this year, we introduced new cleaner style sheets and faster operations for our Files tool. We are introducing the new styles for the code browser to make it more consistent with the look of some of our other tools. In addition, we added a few new capabilities requested by our users. Read on to find out more...

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Topics: Code Browser

Sketching out a System of Analysis that Saves Your Butt

Posted by Andy Singleton on Jul 16, 2015 1:22:51 PM

When analysts talk about the software that runs a big organization, they use some useful jargon.  A "System of Engagement" is an application or app that people actually touch and use.  Data comes out of these applications and goes into a "System of Record" - possibly an accounting, inventory, ERP, or document management system.

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Topics: system of analysis

Tutorial: Free Perforce Version Control With Assembla & UE4

Posted by Larry Ross on Jul 14, 2015 1:18:00 PM

For all you game developers out there -- here's a terrific Perforce tutorial, from Larry Garrett and Surface Tension Studios, covering the entire process for setting up your own free Perforce server with Unreal Engine 4 on Windows. There are lots of images to help guide you through the easy-to-follow 12-step process.

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Topics: perforce, game developers, perforce hosting

How many people should discuss a task?

Posted by Nadia Romano on Jul 10, 2015 9:23:00 AM

We love collaboration. But, the data shows that when a lot of people are commenting on a ticket or task, that can slow you down or indicate a problem that needs to be resolved.  We propose a few solutions, including:

  • Write better, bigger, more complete tickets
  • Use a "Story owner" to resolve discussions and write more complete tickets
  • Experiment with reports and AHA rules that identify over-active discussions, so that a leader or a product manager can resolve them.

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Topics: story owner, stuck ticket, task

Game Developers... Got Big Files?

Posted by Larry Ross on Jul 9, 2015 4:31:00 PM

For all the game developers out there with really big files, Assembla offers Perforce Hosting and Collaborative Code Review & Merge. And, if you need it, you can create unlimited Perforce (P4), git, and SVN repositories all-in-one-place. 

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Topics: P4, game developers, perforce hosting

Setting Up Git on Windows in Four Easy Steps

Posted by Adam Feber on Jul 8, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Revised 12/09/2014: This is one of our popular blogs published back in 2012. We just replaced some of the older images and updated old links.

Introduction

Setting up Git can be intimidating, especially for those that are trying a version control system for the first time or moving from Subversion. It use to be the case that Git was a huge hassle to install and use on Windows. However, today it's very easy to use Git on Windows either through Git Bash, if you are a fan of the command line, or if you prefer, a graphical interface, through programs such as TortoiseGit. But don't fret - we'll show you how to set everything up and connect it with Assembla.

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Topics: tutorials, git/gerrit, git on windows

Death To Configuration

Posted by Andy Singleton on Jun 30, 2015 4:08:00 PM

Assembla's new user Start page automatically shows you things that IT thinks is important for YOU. You can't configure it.  When we were designing this page, several people on our team wanted to be able to drag and drop to select panels.  The only problem is ... we offered that four years ago, and we removed it when we discovered that only 5% of all users changed or selected panels. People don’t use configurations. They are too busy. Any feature that people don’t use is useless. Our new features will remove configurations wherever possible.

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Topics: configuration

New Assembla Start Page Layout Adapts to Your Work

Posted by Maxi Perez Coto on Jun 25, 2015 5:33:34 PM

We are unveiling a new user Start Page Layout tomorrow (June 26, 2015).

This release makes it smarter and more personal, so that you'll get the information and links that will help YOU get to the right place in Assembla.

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Topics: updated design

New Navigation Design - Request for comments

Posted by Ajit Umrani on Jun 24, 2015 1:44:00 PM

Please look at these proposals for navigation design in the Assembla app and post your comments.  We will consider your comments before we release changes next month. The existing tab navigation is several years old and it no longer fits our mobile world. With the following changes:

  • You'll see more content because the navigation fits in one top line.
  • You'll see less clutter -- we moved the tabs into a popup, so we can show more tabs and tools.
  • You can more easily see where you are with color indexing and an improved "trail of crumbs".
  • It is more usable on mobile screens and touch screens.

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Topics: assembla releases

Technical Components of the Connected Portfolio

Posted by Andy Singleton on Jun 4, 2015 10:10:47 AM

During the Malaga Mission, in February of 2015, we ripped up our data flow and added a bunch of new technical components. It was an awesome development sprint with 10 developers from 5 countries doing twice-a-day standups, architecture presentations, 2-day prototypes, and mountain hikes powered by epic amounts of Andalusian tapas and seafood.  Now, you can see the results...Connected Portfolio

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Topics: connected portfolio

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