Using Araxis Merge in a simple parallel development scenario

Using Araxis Merge in a simple parallel development scenario

The following document describes the steps used that cover a standard parallel development scenario across two streams.

 

 

The attached document describes a practical 6 step scenario working on both the mainline and patch development and how Araxis Merge can be used to help assist the merge conflicts.

 

Step 1: Main Line Development (Version 1.0)   
Step 2: Work on a Branch Patch Release (Version 1.1)   
Step 3: Make a patch modification (Version 1.1)   
Step 4: Main Line Development (Version 2.0)   
Step 5: Merge the branch modifications into the mainline   
Step 6: Review the merge   

Please see the attached document for further details.

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UPDATED COURSE: 300 DIMENSIONS CM FOR ADMINISTRATORS

UPDATED COURSE: 300 DIMENSIONS CM FOR ADMINISTRATORS

 

Following the release of Dimensions CM 14.4, 300 Dimensions CM for Administrators has been updated.

 

 

 

This course update contains the following additions and benefits:

 

 

 

  • 14.4 features covered
    • Undo deliver
    • Pulse chains
    • Desktop Client driven Pulse Peer Review
    • PostgreSQL support
    • High-lighted product enhancements within the exercise and demo narrative
    • Pulse UI improvements and workflow
  • Focus on best practice scenarios:
    • CM: agile elements such as: streams, branch strategy and optimistic locking.
    • Deployment: Deployment Automation benefits over legacy deployment
    • Merging: Copy, Modify Merge and Araxis Merge Tool
  • Deployment technology update including DA and CM Deployment comparison
  • Exercise improvements: more real life role-play work scenarios, simplified procedures, added more verification steps
  • New separate module added: wrap up exercises now comes as a separate student only module
  • Content improvements: reformatting, improved layout and additional visual aids to understanding.
  • Naming conventions more real-world in addition scenarios and role play are more meaningful
  • Exercises have been expanded to include more verification steps to reinforce learning
  • Learning environment improvements: New updated server platform utilizing out of the box PostgreSQL database and DA Deployment Server with out of the box Pulse Experts.

 

 

 

More information can be found in the online Courseware Catalogue

 

 

 

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Dimensions CM 14.4 Overview

What’s New in Dimensions CM 14.4

This release has a number of new features and fixes. For a complete list of details for each of the fixes and feature enhancements, please review the Installation and Release Notes: Dimensions CM Release Notes 14.4

Below is a list of the High Level Themes addressed in 14.4:

Support for PostgreSQL:

  • Dimensions CM now supports PostgreSQL 10.x Windows and Linux only
  • Supported migration path from Oracle
  • Please refer to the documentation for installation and migration steps

Pulse Enhancements:

  • All new repository browser, allowing the viewing of content and history of the stream tightly integrated with review and chains feedback.
  • Enhancements to chains to support build, artifact capture and deployment
  • Improvements to search to ensure consistency and usability
  • Enhanced usability and visibility of change set health
  • Improved integration between requests and  reviews, and enhanced review notifications
  • Reviews now appear natively in Desktop Client, Eclipse and Visual Studio

Delivery and Revert Enhancements:

  • Undo Delivery – ability to roll back the delivery of files and folders to a stream or project
  • Ignore Items during a Delivery – support for “dmignore” across all clients providing the ability to easily exclude specific files, folders and file types during delivery
  • Revert from Work Area – remove changes in a work area associated with a stream and replace with previous versions

Desktop Client Improvements:

  • Significant enhanced responsiveness for Desktop Client views and navigation
  • Improved user experience allowing customization of what columns are displayed
  • Improvements to Project Merge and Project Compare

Visual Studio Improvements:

  • All new Dimensions Explorer allowing easy navigation across the Dimensions objects and actions
  • Support for Visual Studio themes
  • Enhanced requests panel to improve usability

 

 

 

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Updated Course: 200 Dimensions CM for developers

Updated Course: 200 Dimensions CM for developers

 

Following the release of Dimensions CM 14.4, 200 Dimensions CM for Developers has been updated.

 

This course update contains the following additions and benefits:

 

  • 14.4 features covered

    • Undo deliver

    • Pulse chains

    • Desktop Client driven Pulse Peer Review

    • PostgreSQL support

    • High-lighted product enhancements within the exercise and demo narrative

    • Pulse UI improvements and workflow

  • Additional new separate module covering Pulse Agile

  • Additional optional exercise content covering

    • Cherry Pick Merge

    • Shelves

    • Git Connector

    • Pulse Agile

    • Pulse Peer Review

  • Deployment technology update including DA and CM Deployment comparison

  • Exercise improvements: more real life role-play work scenarios, simplified procedures

  • Content improvements: reformatting, improved layout and additional visual aids to understanding.

  • Learning environment improvements: New updated server platform utilizing out of the box PostgreSQL database and DA Deployment Server with out of the box Pulse Experts.

 

 

 

More information can be found in the online Courseware Catalogue

 

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Install the DA demo application into an existing DA installation

Install the DA demo application into an existing DA installation

Dimensions CM 14.4 includes support for a new database platform PostgreSQL. This platform provides two immediate benefits:

 

  • Can be installed and configured as part of the CM server installation 

  • The version supplied does not occur any additional licensing costs

 

However, DA does not currently support the PostgreSQL database platform, and it is no longer possible to install DA as part of the CM server install. It is possible however to install DA as a separate installation to use the CM Tomcat installation and utilise a supported database platform (SQL Server, Oracle or Derby). This will therefore mean DemoApplication and its associated artifacts will not be loaded into the database.

 

 

 

Note: this procedure can also be applied to standalone DA installations (that were not installed as part of a CM install), running on MSSQL or Oracle for which the CM demo application is required.

 

This document describes how it is possible to install a DA replicator dump of Demo Application into the new DA database.

 

See the attached document for more details:

 

The Demo Application export can be downloaded from here.

 

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