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Top 10 Features of uberSVN

uberSVN is a platform based on the world’s most popular version control system, Apache Subversion. uberSVN users have the freedom to pick and choose their favourite open and closed source components, ultimately building their own customized, complete ALM platform for Subversion. uberSVN has won a string of industry awards, and has received some fantastic feedback from its users base. Still not convinced? In this post, we’ll run through our top ten features of uberSVN!

1. Easy to Install

uberSVN assumes no prior knowledge of Subversion, making it the ultimate beginner-friendly Subversion GUI. To install uberSVN, you simply need to set the installation directory, the repository storage location, and enter your uberSVN registration key (don’t worry, this is free!)

2. Easy to Administer

With its focus on ease of use, the main uberSVN dashboard offers an at-a-glance insight into your repositories, and is divided into four main areas:

  • Tabs – These allow you to get further information on the different repositories, users and teams, as well as providing easy access to the integrated uberAPPS store, where you can download Jenkins, purchase professional support, order uTest services and more!
  • Activity Stream – This displays all the latest actions performed across your repositories, including commits, administrative changes, and social activities, such as status updates from other team members.
  • List of repositories – This section displays all the repositories that have been added to your uberSVN installation. ‘Favourite’ repositories are also displayed in a separate tab, for easy access.
  • Quick Links – This section links to certain areas by default (uberSVN.com, WANdisco.com etc.) Use the ‘Edit these Quicklinks’ option to tailor these links to suit your own project’s needs.

3. In-the-wild testing, without even leaving your installation!

uTest is the world’s largest software testing marketplace, and its comprehensive range of testing types for web, desktop and mobile applications can be purchased from inside your existing uberSVN installation. Simply visit the uberAPPS tab in uberSVN, select uTest Express from the app store, and follow the on-screen instructions to recruit real-life testers for your app. Crowdsourced software testing couldn’t be easier!

To see how easy it is to add uTest’s software testing services to uberSVN, visit our ‘Adding uTest to uberSVN’ post.

4. Continuous Integration Made Easy

But it doesn’t end there! uberSVN users can also download the popular Jenkins continuous integration server from inside the uberAPPS store. When downloaded through uberAPPS, Jenkins integrates seamlessly with your uberSVN repositories, giving users easy access to Jenkins functionality, including automatically performing builds, initiating tests, notifying users, rolling changes back and forth, and the ability to schedule, monitor and manage external, time-based cron jobs. All this functionality can be downloaded and implemented without ever leaving uberSVN. If you need some additional help with your Jenkins installation, existing uberSVN support customers can purchase professional Jenkins support as a bolt-on.

5. Pre-Integrated with Latest Subversion Binaries

We know that keeping up with the latest open source releases isn’t always easy, but uberSVN not only alerts you when a new release is available, it makes updating Subversion and related components as simple as a few mouse clicks. Simply click on the ‘Administration’ tab, and select the ‘SVN Switch’ option to bring up a screen where you can select the latest Subversion binaries, automatically updating all of your uberSVN repositories in the process.

6. Code-Free Subversion

“The software itself is amazing, the GUI is so user friendly that anybody could do it.” – Customer feedback.

Subversion can place practically any project under version control (text documents, graphics, sound files) not just source code! But, we know that getting to grips with Subversion from the command line can be tricky for non-coders. With that in mind, we designed uberSVN to be Subversion made easy. In fact, we’re convinced that when used with a great Subversion client like TortoiseSVN, you can use Subversion without even writing a single line of code (check out our Non-Coders Guide to Subversion if you don’t believe us!)

7. It’s Built on Subversion

It may not be the only version control product on the market, but at WANdisco, we believe Subversion is the best of the bunch. Accepted into the Apache Incubator in 2009, Subversion is an established open source solution with a vibrant and helpful ecosystem of users who can be contacted for advice via mailing lists and forums, alongside the option of professional support. And, with the recent release of Apache Subversion 1.7, there’s never been a better time to start using Subversion.

8. Build the ALM Solution you Want

Why choose between a closed source ALM solution, and hand-crafting your own SVN-based platform entirely from scratch? uberSVN gives you all the freedom of a homegrown solution, but with the seamless integration you’d expect from closed source ALM – not to mention the option of professional support, should you ever need it. uberSVN users have the freedom to select apps from the uberAPPS store, taking advantage of our seamless integration and easy upgrades, or they can use their own open and closed source components – the choice is entirely down to the user.

9. Subversion Made Social

In modern IT organizations, it’s common practice for development teams to be working on multiple projects, across multiple repositories; and keeping track of who is doing what, can become a challenge. With this in mind, uberSVN combines social networking functionality and software development, with integrated Twitter and Facebook-like capabilities. Each team has its own home page, complete with profiles of each team member and the different repositories they’re working on, and social activities can be seen at-a-glance, from the main dashboard.

10) …..and it’s free!

A free download of uberSVN is available now, for the Windows, Linux and OSX platforms.

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Getting Started with uTest and Subversion

uTest, the world’s largest marketplace for software testing, provides you with an easy and convenient way to get your web application, website or mobile app tested by a professional team under real-world conditions. Each uTest project provides detailed bug reports with screen captures and steps to reproduce the issues; step-by-step results for each testing task; and expert feedback on the design, performance and functionality of your app.

Getting started with uTest is made easy with uberSVN! Simply follow these four steps to create your first uTest project.

1) Open the uTest Bronze tab inside your uberSVN installation.

2) Enter some basic information about your app, including the name of your app and a short description, and the platform (choose from iOS, Android, Windows phone, Blackberry, desktop, or mobile web.) This information will help uTest select testers who are best suited to your individual requirements.

Click continue.

3) Enter a name for your test, select your test’s primary goal from a list of options, and provide instructions on how to download your app. Alternatively, you can upload the app.

4) Explain the tasks you want your testers to complete and any areas they should be focusing on. Don’t forget to specify the expected outcome of all the tasks, so your team can distinguish between expected behaviour and bugs.

And that’s it! uTest will take this information and assemble a team of testers who meet your exact requirements.

Our Support Engineers are the Sherpas of Source Control Management! Just as traditional Sherpas use their deep knowledge of local terrain to assist mountain climbers in reaching the highest peaks and avoiding pitfalls along the way, WANdisco’s Subversion Sherpas use their extensive experience to guide customers away from problems and enable them to get the most out of Subversion. Our ‘Team Sherpa’ consists of highly skilled support engineers and core Subversion developers who have been working on the Subversion project since it began, and are also uniquely positioned to help you migrate to the latest and greatest releases of SVN. You can hire one of our Subversion Sherpas today, by visiting http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/support

uberSVN Turns One: What’s Next for uberAPPS?

uberSVN is one year old!

It’s been a great first year for uberSVN, the open ALM platform for Apache Subversion. Not only has this unique, SVN-based product been awarded the Made in Sheffield mark and Business IT Innovation of the Year medal, but it’s received a positive response from the community, as well as some fantastic reviews by the IT media. But, one of the things we’re particularly proud of, is our uberAPPS store. Since it was launched in July 2011, the partnerships and exciting new apps have just kept on coming!

To celebrate uberSVN’s first birthday, we’ll take a look at all of the apps uberSVN users can now get their hands on, simply by visiting the integrated uberAPPS store.

Jenkins

Jenkins is an easy-to-use, continuous integration system that makes it easy to manage and control an application development lifecycle, focusing on build, documentation, testing, and packaging. Using Jenkins with uberSVN has a long list of benefits, including:

  • Easy installation and configuration.
  • Monitor build results by RSS or e-mail to receive real-time notifications on failures.
  • JUnit/TestNG test reporting.
  • Plugin Support: WANdisco approved Jenkins plugins (coming soon!)

Jenkins & uberSVN Professional Support

Need some extra support for your Jenkins + uberSVN installation? Professional Jenkins Support can be purchased easily from inside the uberAPPS store. Our support staff are fully trained Jenkins experts, and we pride ourselves on ensuring that you get the most out of your Jenkins deployment. Or maybe you’re just after Professional Support for uberSVN? We’ve got this covered too! uberSVN support includes:

  • 24-by-7 online, phone and email support.
  • Guaranteed response times.
  • Automated delivery of fixes and upgrades.
  • Global coverage from the US and Europe.

uTest Express

The world’s largest marketplace for software testing services is also accessible through uberSVN! uTest makes it easy for uberSVN users to get their apps professionally tested under real-world conditions, by offering a range of testing types for web, desktop and mobile apps across all the major operating systems. With each uTest project, you’ll receive detailed bug report with screen captures and steps to reproduce the issues; step-by-step results for each testing task you define; and expert feedback on the design, performance and functionality of your app.

uberSVN Starter Pack

A convenient, lightweight support option for uberSVN users who require something more than the community support available for free at our forum, but who do not wish to commit to a termed Subversion or uberSVN Support contract. Our uberSVN Starter Pack is an entry level support service that’s designed to bring tricky support cases to a speedy conclusion. Our uberSVN Starter Packs are the perfect option for small businesses who are looking for a very flexible, pay-as-you-go model.

TortoiseSVN Support

In a perfect world, you’d never need a support contact and everything ‘just works,’ but no software is perfect, and we pride ourselves on keeping your business running smoothly. We provide a ‘safety net’ for TortoiseSVN users, allowing you to gain access to experts whenever you need them, to ensure that your mission critical services have the maximum available uptime.

Subversion Health Check

Rolling out, implementing and supporting Apache Subversion can be challenging if you or your team do not have much experience of managing Subversion environments. There’s a lot to think about. Our less experienced customers usually need some crucial questions answering, before they move forward with Subversion. WANdisco’s Subversion Health Check service provides a pre-implementation or post-implementation audit of your Subversion environment and we’ll work closely with you to recommend the best business strategies for deployment and growth, whilst lowering the cost of maintaining your environment.

Time-Based Consultancy

With our Time-Based Consultancy package, we’ll endeavor to answer all of your questions and guide you through the implementation phase. In some cases, we may even be able to write your code for you. Everyone’s Time-Based Consultancy package will be different, but some of the areas we commonly cover include:

  • Hook script development
  • Performance issues
  • Scalability
  • Backup and recovery
  • Security
  • ……and more!

What does the future hold for uberAPPS?

Put simply: more apps! With apps such as SmartSVN, Jenkins plugins, Assembla, and Sonar still to come, we’re confident that uberAPPS will become the place to go for all your ALM needs.

Is there an app that’s seriously missing from uberAPPS? Or a feature you would like to see added to uberSVN? Please don’t hesitate to contact us with your feedback or use the uberSVN:Suggestions forum, and help us make the next twelve months as successful as uberSVN’s first year!

Happy Birthday uberSVN!

uberSVN is one year old! It’s been a great first year for uberSVN, the open ALM platform for Apache Subversion. Not only has this unique, SVN-based product been awarded the Made in Sheffield mark and Business IT Innovation of the Year medal, but it’s received a positive response from the community, as well as some fantastic reviews by the IT media. To celebrate uberSVN turning one year old, we’ll be making an exciting announcement later this week – keep checking back for all the latest info! But for now, we’ll take a look back at everything that’s happened over the past twelve months.

Happy first birthday, uberSVN!

April 21st, 2011uberSVN is born! uberSVN is released with the first ever social coding environment for Apache Subversion. Subversion users now have the freedom to build their own complete, ALM solution from the open and closed source components of their choice.

June 1st, 2011Subversion 1.6.17 is released. These binaries are available through uberSVN, as soon as 1.6.17 is released.

July 14th, 2011Professional support for uberSVN is launched, meeting the needs of large development organizations who want to use open source software, but require the security provided by a commercial software support contract.

July 26th, 2011 – The uberAPPS store opens for business! uberSVN users can now enjoy easy one-click deployment with automatic updates, from all of WANdisco’s uberAPPS partners.

July 27th, 2011Jenkins comes to uberSVN through the uberAPPS store. Jenkins is an easy-to-use, continuous integration system to manage and control the application development lifecycle, including build, documentation, testing, and packaging.

August 16th, 2011 – uberSVN is awarded the prestigious ‘Made in Sheffield’ mark. “We take great pride in the fact that WANdisco has been awarded the Mark for uberSVN and that Sheffield is promoting the 21st Century diversity and excellence of companies based here,” says David Richards, WANdisco’s CEO.

August 19th, 2011uberSVN is released for Mac OS X.

October 11th, 2011Subversion 1.7 is released. This is major step forward for the Subversion community, and 1.7 is available through uberSVN on the day of its released.

November 14th, 2011 – uberSVN is awarded a medal for Business IT Innovation of the Year. “Receiving a medal at the BCS & Computing UK IT Industry Award is another great achievement, in what has been a fantastic year for both uberSVN and WANdisco,” says David Richards.

December 5th, 2011 – Another Subversion update arrives! Subversion 1.7.2 is available through uberSVN, on the day of its release.

December 15th, 2011 – uberSVN 11.12 is released, and we announce our codenaming strategy. Apple name their releases after big cats and Google name their releases after desserts, but since uberSVN is developed entirely in Sheffield, UK, we decide to show our support for the local area and name all of our releases after local pubs. uberSVN is codenamed ‘Blake,’ and we have a great night out at the Blake pub in Walkley, UK, to celebrate the release.

January 18th, 2012uTest comes to uberSVN! We announce a new partnership with our crowdsourcing friends, uTest. “We’re excited to join forces with WANdisco and make our service seamlessly available to the thousands of enterprises that rely on uberSVN’s free ALM platform for app development,” says Matt Johnston, CMO of uTest.

January 30th, 2012Professional Jenkins support comes to uberSVN, in cooperation with our friends at CloudBees. “We’re thrilled to be working with WANdisco to support uberSVN users in getting the most out of Jenkins,” says Steven G. Harris, senior vice president of products at CloudBees.

February 9th, 2012 – Two apps are released on the same day! Professional support for TortoiseSVN can be purchased from directly inside your uberSVN installation. We also launch uberSVN Starter Packs, a convenient, lightweight support option for uberSVN users.

February 13th, 2012Subversion 1.7.3 is released, and once again, the latest binaries are immediately available through uberSVN.

March 8th, 2012 – The Subversion community announce version 1.7.4. Once again, the binaries are immediately available through uberSVN.

March 16th, 2012 – Our friends at uTest announce a very exclusive offer especially for the uberSVN community: Bronze uTest Express packages are free for the next 30 days!

This has been a great first year for uberSVN’s community of users, developers, and contributors. Thank you to everyone who got involved! And happy birthday, uberSVN!

WANdisco’s January Roundup

At WANdisco HQ we’re staring 2012 as we mean to go on: with a string of announcements and releases! Firstly, we are excited to announce two great new additions to uberSVN and uberAPPS: professional support for the Jenkins continuous integration server, and crowdsourcing functionality from the world’s largest marketplace for software testing services: uTest.

Just before the holiday season, the Apache Incubator gained a new addition, with Bloodhound being voted into the incubator. WANdisco are sponsoring some of the initial Bloodhound committers, so we’re excited to see Bloodhound taking its first steps to becoming a fully-fledged Apache project. Want to get involved? Head over to the Apache Bloodhound incubator page now, for more info.

Also this month, team WANdisco had a great night at the Sheffield Business Awards, where we were shortlisted for the Digital Industries Award. As a Sheffield-based company, it was an honour for our Made In Sheffield product, uberSVN, to be shortlisted for another prestigious award from our own city. We’d like to thank the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce for putting on such a fantastic awards show, and for award sponsors Highlander for shortlisting WANdisco.

Some of the core developers of Apache Subversion also paid a visit to WANdisco’s Sheffield office this month. To celebrate, we hosted a one off, free ‘Apache in the Pub’ event for the local software developer community. The event featured talks by Subversion’s release manager Hyrum Wright, and Greg Stein, director and former chairman of the Apache Software Foundation, where they covered everything from Apache Bloodhound, to Python, and even Greg Stein’s experiences at Google. Thank you to the Apache Software Foundation and our local GIST Foundation, for helping us out with this great event.

Finally, to celebrate the success of uberSVN ‘Blake,’ we decided a return trip to the Blake pub in Walkley, Sheffield, was in order. We presented the Blake’s staff with a special uberSVN plaque, so they never forget they have award-winning software named after their pub.