Github just got acquired by Microsoft. Microsoft engagement around Git to make it even more enterprise ready is a good sign for the future of the service and recent engagement around open source at large shouldn’t worry current users.
That said it might be time to do a self-assessment and check whether GitHub (or alike) is still the best tool for you. Are you ready to review your commitment to Open Source (keep in mind, GitHub is not)? To take a leap forward your software engineering journey? If you are part of those who want to do better, read this article. It enlightens why Tuleap might be a better option for you than GitHub.
GitHub is for developers, Tuleap for teams.
GitHub and Tuleap do not target exactly the same users and usage. If GitHub targets mainly developers and small teams, Tuleap is the real estate for large and diverse teams. For sure, with Tuleap, Developers are well served : Git, Subversion, Issue Tracking, Continuous Integration, etc. In addition, Customers, QA, Project manager, Product Owners : Scrum, Kanban, Test management, Deliveries, Document, etc) are served as well.
Tuleap for software teams and more
GitHub is made of repositories, Tuleap of workspaces.
On GitHub, the key element is a repo. Then, people push code and trace, simply, issues.
On Tuleap, the key element is a project workspace. It’s closer to GitHub organisations. In a Tuleap workspace, you can have one or several Git repositories, one or several issue trackers, one common backlog, etc. As for organisations, you can define shared groups of users and granular permissions.
Tuleap is made of workspace with all teams and agile development tools
|SCRUM, PROJECT PLANNING|
|SOURCE CODE CONTROL|
|GERRIT CODE REVIEW|
It's time to turn the corner. Make your software a competitive advantage.
Here are our tips.
1. SW is now more than storing code. It's CROSS-TEAM collaboration.
To build satisfying and profitable products, organisations have to make R&D, Manufacturing, Software development and Quality Assurance teams work together. With Tuleap, all teams are under the same roof. Developers, Project leaders, Business Analysts, Quality Assurance, maintainers, share the same project scope and monitor progress. Everyone is synchronized.
2. SW is more than fast deployment. It's delivering the RIGHT product.
In the face of industry (r)evolution, organisations must put customers' expectations as the heart of the product creation. Agility is an efficient approach to focus on customer value. Tuleap helps starting and scaling agile approaches as Scrum and Kanban. Teams can track the most important things for final users. This ensure they are focused on the right developments, at the right moment.
3. SW is end-to-end traceability
To deliver the good product at the good moment, our secret is to achieve complete traceability, from initial request to delivery. Traceability improves the software build:
Align your changing business needs with the software developed
Tracking requirement changes ensures teams are creating the « right product » not only the « product right ». You can be assured the development teams is developing a software that your company actually needs for being competitive.
Share the project visionGiving the scope of the project to the all teams helps understand implementation and specification : source code is reviewed based on acceptance criteria, tests are performed with an understanding of the final usage.
Avoid costly bugs
Software always contains bugs that need to be fixed. Tracing project items through the development process helps understand the software life. It helps identify errors and regressions early in the development lifecycle and fix them before delivery.
Satisfy compliance for industry and regulatory standards
Delivering audit-ready software is a compulsory feature for regulated products.
An addition of dispatched tools prevent end-to-end traceability. Solely an all-ine-one solution enables to do so, connecting the dots, avoiding switching from one tool to another. The organisations using Tuleap achieve industry compliance, tracing customers' expectations back to code, to test campaigns, to final deliveries.
Last but not least
100 % Open Source
Tuleap project has always be driven by agile principles, transparency and FLOSS spirit. Tuleap has two editions, the Community Edition and the Enterprise Edition. Both are 100 % Open Source licenced. Not Open Core. Think of it.
New features each month
Tuleap team provides new features and bug fixes each month. Look at the release notes.
Continuous value with Tuleap Enterprise
What you get freely from the Tuleap Community Edition is really great. But for mission-critical environments, there is real value from Tuleap Enterprise: less time solving stuff, more time creating smart software. With direct access to Tuleap engineers, Tuleap Enterprise enables you successfully start, build and scale agile software engineering. More than just technical expertise, Tuleap team helps you strategically configure and design Tuleap Enterprise tools to reach your industry challenges.
That's time to move to Tuleap #movingtotuleap
You are Open Source public project
Take this opportunity to make your project more Agile and leverage an Open Source tool
You are company
Take this opportunity to make software a competitive advantage