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Al Soucy

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I am currently the administrator of AllFusion Harvest. I manage 100 applications housed in AllFusion Harvest and support the 180 developers using it. The development tools we currently use are PowerBuilder PBV8 and PBV11, Visual Studio 2005, Java and Visual Basic. As software configuration manager, I provide the administration of the source code management tools. This includes the entire infrastructure of the environment for development – from developing the life cycles, to providing the best practices, procedures, processes, and training of all the developers on proper source code management with the development tools in our environment. In 1999, Computer Associates acquired Platinum Products and Phil Wallingford from E. Crane Computing was introduced to the state of New Hampshire. Phil has been an integral part of the state’s development team for many years now.... (more)

WireframeSketcher: An Eclipse Plug-In

Eclipse Platform on Ulitzer Presently, I am the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion Harvest is a process-based Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool for managing application source code. I manage 130 applications housed in SCM AllFusion Harvest and support 200 users using the product. The development tools we currently use in our development environment are PowerBuilder PBV8, PBV11; Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008; and Eclipse Europa. As the Software Configuration Manager (SCM), I provide the administration of the source code management tool. This includes... (more)

Manage Your Source Data Assets . . .

Presently, I am the administrator of SCM AllFusion Harvest. SCM AllFusion Harvest is a process-based Software Configuration Management (SCM) tool for managing application source code. I manage 146 applications housed in SCM AllFusion Harvest and support 226 users using the product. The development tools we currently use in our development environment are PowerBuilder PBV8, PBV11; Visual Studio 2003, 2005, 2008; IBM RAD V7.5.5 and Eclipse Europa. As the Software Configuration Manager (SCM), I provide the administration of the source code management tool. This includes creating the ... (more)

Harvest R7 – R12: Performing an Upgrade Process

This article will focus on the upgrade process from AllFusion Harvest Change Manager R7.1 to CA Software Change Manager (SCM) R12.0.2. I am writing this article because I recently went through this process and felt it would be beneficial to share this experience with other users in the field. We ran into some surprises and I wanted other users to be able to use this article as a checklist of activities to be aware of when performing this upgrade process. This process can be pretty straightforward if the upgrade only concerns upgrading the repository data alone. However, there is... (more)

Software Inventory Control Systems

This article will focus on Software Inventory Control Systems (SICS). Recently, I was asked by Bill Rogers (NH DoIT Commissioner) and Peter Hastings (NH DoIT Director) to take a look at SICS, investigate them and provide a recommendation. When I started this research I knew nothing about SICS. I didn't understand their value. I ate, slept, and breathed these tools for a period of time so that I could understand their value. I got a good education from some smart folks: individuals in DoIT who were familiar with these products, research from the Internet, testimonials from other u... (more)