IBM i DevOps TechTalk
by the experts at ARCAD
3-Part Series on Key Git Topics
Listen in to these 3 short episodes as our experts Jeff Tickner, Ray Bernardi and Alan Ashley share their expertise on GIT, and discuss how best to use Git with the IBM i and its advantages.
Moving to GIT
Key Git Advantages
Git Considerations for a successful implementation
Working with branches and automated merges
Getting started and Arcad’s Centralized approach
Moving to Git – GitFlow
What is Gitflow and the benefits.
Bi-directional development with push/pulls and merging conflicts. Why you need this 2-way integration.
Flexible Gitflow options.
How Arcad’s tooling elegantly supports Gitflow for the IBM i Developer
Moving to Git – The Build
The differences between a standard IBM i build and a build with Git.
Understanding options and advantages with ARCAD versus Better Object Builder (Bob).
What are personal builds?
Advantages of automated builds with tools like Jenkins and Azure
Ray is a 30-year IT veteran and currently a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner. He has been involved with the development and sales of many cutting edge software products throughout his career, with specialist knowledge in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) products from ARCAD Software covering a broad range of functional areas including enterprise IBM i modernization and DevOps.
Alan has been in support and promotion of the IBM i platform for over 30 years and is the Presales Consultant for DevOps on IBM i role with ARCAD Software. Prior to joining ARCAD Software, he spent many years in multiple roles within IBM from supporting customers through HA to DR to Application promotion to migrations of the IBM i to the cloud. In those roles, he saw first hand the pains many have with Application Lifecycle Management, modernization, and data protection. His passion in those areas fits right in with the ARCAD suite of products.
Jeff Tickner is CTO, North America for ARCAD Software. He has worked in the Application Lifecyle Management sector on the IBM i for 22 years. He leads client engagements in product implementation and training, including ARCAD for DevOps, ARCAD Transformer for application modernization, and ARCAD Verifier test automation. Jeff lends his expertise in the DevTestOps field as frequent speaker at conferences around the world.