World’s Largest Software Development Shops Set to Keynote at Subversion Live Conferences
San Ramon, CA August 16, 2010 – WANdisco, the makers of Enterprise Subversion with active core Subversion developers from the project on staff, is pleased to announce that its Subversion Live events have been boosted by additional speakers from some of the worlds largest software development organizations.
Additional speakers now include Angela Thomas, Development Tools Manager at Juniper Networks and Alex Fishlock, Chief Software Architect and Tools Platform Director at BT. Angela Thomas will explain the benefits of using Subversion to support a large-scale global 24-by-7 development organization at US events, Alex Fishlock will address UK audiences on how to migrate to Subversion, improve performance and scale for a massive user base.
WANdisco also announced serious savings for anyone attending its Subversion Live events in the US and the UK. ‘Early Bird’ packages will see conference goers who sign up by October 1, save 25 per cent on the events to be staged in Silicon Valley, Boston MA, London and Sheffield (both UK) in February 2011. Existing WANdisco customers have the potential to save even more on these excellent events, which will deliver discussions, presentations and information on Subversion 1.7 (SVN 1.7) and the way forward.
The following discounts are available for Subversion Live:
- Register by October 1, 2010 - 25% Discount
- Groups of five or more - 10% Discount
- Subversion MultiSite customers with more than 250 Users - 50% Discount
- Subversion MultiSite customers with less than 250 Users - 25% Discount
- WANdisco customers using any other products - 15% Discount
- Platinum SVN Support customers - one Free Pass
- Platinum Plus SVN Support customers - two Free Passes
WANdisco employs some of the most capable and highly respected committers to Apache Subversion and has the most active core developers from the project on staff. The one-day conferences provided by WANdisco for developers, administrators and IT managers will feature live sessions covering Subversion’s future with the developers creating it, as well as expert-led best practice workshops focused on getting the most out of using Subversion.
Interested parties can register now at http://www.wandisco.com/events/subversionlive2011. WANdisco advises early registration as demand for these conferences is very high and space is limited.
Subversion 1.7 and the Way Forward – During this keynote session Hyrum Wright, Subversion’s release manager since 2008 and WANdisco’s Director of Open Source, will discuss the release of Subversion 1.7 and the significant enhancements it will provide, including HTTPv2, which promises to boost performance while preserving the benefits of web access to Subversion. The roadmap for the Subversion project beyond 1.7 will also be discussed.
Working Copy Enhancements – During this session, major enhancements to Subversion’s working copy library, including centralized metadata storage and improved extensibility will be covered. These enhancements will lay the groundwork for offline commits and other features normally associated with distributed version control systems such as Git and Mercurial.
Obliterate – During this session, Obliterate, a new feature that cleanly removes obsolete files and other data from Subversion repositories will be explained. Obliterate will include comprehensive audit and recovery capabilities to guarantee that history is always available.
Roundtable with the Committers – Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss the enhancements that they would like to see in future releases of Subversion and exchange ideas with other Subversion users and administrators.
Angela Thomas, Juniper Networks (US conferences) – WANdisco is delighted to have Juniper Networks’ Development Tools Manager, Angela Thomas on board for Subversion live. She has hands-on experience of implementing Subversion to achieve 24-by-7 performance for 3,000 developers simultaneously across three global locations.
Alex Fishlock, BT (UK conferences) – Our Subversion Live conferences in the UK will be considerably enhanced by the addition of BT’s Chief Software Architect, Alex Fishlock. Having overseen BT’s migration to Subversion from Borland StarTeam to improve performance and scale, Alex will explain how his company has the capability to automate and integrate across their development infrastructure of 40,000 developers.
Expert-led best practices workshops for Subversion developers and administrators will also be held at each of the four Subversion Live conferences.
Dates and details
February 1, 2011 – Subversion 1.7 Live at the San Jose Hilton, Silicon Valley, CA
February 3, 2011 - Subversion 1.7 Live in Boston – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newton, MA
February 15, 2011 - Subversion 1.7 Live at Heathrow Airport Hilton, London, UK
February 17, 2011 - Subversion 1.7 Live at Electric Works, Sheffield, UK
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WANdisco also recently announced that the profits from the sale of its Subversion support contracts go directly toward the hiring of additional Subversion committers and supporting the activities of the community. Due to the success of its Subversion support service offerings, WANdisco has been able to hire senior Subversion committers such as Hyrum Wright, Julian Foad, Phillip Martin, Stefan Kung, Erik Huelsmann and others who have come on board recently.
Enterprise-Class Subversion Support Services
WANdisco’s Subversion support services are backed by a dedicated team of core Subversion development, QA and support professionals based at the company’s offices in the US and the UK. As a result, all of WANdisco’s Subversion support customers have access to secure, high quality live support and immediate fixes on a 24-by-7 basis regardless of where they’re located. This level of support is critical when problems arise and it’s the reason so many organizations that want the same support available with commercial enterprise software switch to WANdisco. The team is led by Hyrum Wright, WANdisco’s Director of Open Source. Hyrum has also been the release manager for the Subversion project since early 2008.
Support options include:
- 24-by-7 Online, Phone and Email Support.
- Guaranteed response times.
- Global coverage from the United States and Europe.
- Automated delivery of fixes and upgrades.
- Technical Account Managers who act as a single point of contact for critical issues.
- Indemnification coverage to protect against third party intellectual property claims.
- Security solutions that deliver automated access control and audit reporting.
- Semi-annual Subversion System Health Check.
- Bug Buddy – A senior Subversion committer who champions customer enhancement requests.
WANdisco’s Subversion support services are described in detail at: http://www.wandisco.com/products/svn/support.php.
WANdisco also sponsors and contributes to the TortoiseSVN project, which develops the popular Subversion client for Windows. As a result, WANdisco is able to offer free downloads of the latest fully tested version of TortoiseSVN at http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/os/downloads. Information about enterprise-class support for TortoiseSVN can be found at: http://www.wandisco.com/products/svn/tortoise/support.php.
WANdisco Offers Free Online Subversion Training
WANdisco is currently offering a series of free online one hour bi-weekly Subversion training classes through August. The following classes are scheduled:
- “Subversion Locking” on August 25, 2010. During this course, attendees will learn how and when to use Subversion locking to control access to files during development. Alternatives to using locking to control file access will also be discussed.
- “All About Checkouts” on September 8, 2010. Although checkout is the most frequently used Subversion command, it has many options that few users are aware of. During this course, attendees will learn how to make full use of the checkout command and understand the messages it generates under different usage scenarios.
Registration for these classes is available at: http://www.wandisco.com/webinar/subversion/training. WANdisco recommends early registration, as space is limited.
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