Published March 7, 2014 by Runako Godfrey
Just a quick note that ProjectLocker co-founder Corregan Brown joined the gang at the Atlanta Tech Leaders radio show today. If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes at ProjectLocker, give it a listen. Check the archive here:
Published February 25, 2014 by C. G. Brown
You may have heard us sing the praises of our new customer support solution from our friends at Groove. Well, we recently had a talk with them, and we’ve now joined their Small Business Stack promotion to join them in their mission to help 5,000 small businesses grow and become successful.
As part of the promotion, ProjectLocker, Groove, and several other partners are offering unprecedented promotions, ranging from substantial discounts to 90 days free. The promotions have a total value of over $10,000, and can really help businesses that are just starting out, or businesses looking to supercharge growth.
Sign up for the stack to unlock value across your whole business, from software development to marketing and analytics to customer support and sales. We’ve personally used several of these companies for our business and can vouch for how helpful the services have been to us.
If you’re not a ProjectLocker customer, this is the perfect way to start. If you’re already a ProjectLocker user and have signed up for the stack, send an email to us at sales@ from the promotional link and indicate your account name in the mail, and we can get your account added to the promotion.
Published February 21, 2014 by C. G. Brown
Back in January, we did a webinar with White Source Software, showing how White Source and ProjectLocker together can improve your security, detect licensing issues, and eliminate obsolete libraries from your Java or J2EE project. ProjectLocker provides revision control using Subversion or Git as well as continuous integration via hosted Jenkins. White Source provides analysis that will identify security, licensing, and obsolescence issues with each build.
For those of you that made the webinar, thank you! We hope you enjoyed it. If you didn’t get a chance to make the Webinar, just go to our View Webinar page to watch at your convenience. And of course, if you have questions or want to get set up with either service, just give us a call or an email.
Published February 17, 2014 by C. G. Brown
As of Friday evening, we decided to change our checkout process. Before, you could always sign up for our completely free plan to either try out ProjectLocker or to meet your needs if you were a solo developer or hobbyist. However, if you wanted to try our paid plans, we did require a credit card, although we would refund anyone who asked within 30 days if they weren’t happy with the service.
We decided that we wanted to take the burden off of you, our customers, and put the burden on us to prove that we’re worth it. So we removed the credit card requirement altogether. You can now sign up for any ProjectLocker plan, from Venture to IPO, for free, with no credit card, and use it for up to 30 days. If you decide to activate, you can add your card right in Portal. If not, we’ll downgrade your account to the free plan when you’re done or delete it: whichever you prefer.
If you’ve been thinking about trying ProjectLocker, now’s your chance; we’ve removed all the risk. If you try us and don’t like us, we just ask that you give us feedback to help us do better. If you try us and love us, enjoy your free 30 days, and then welcome aboard!
Existing users can get in on this too. If you have a free account and would like to try ProjectLocker’s paid features like webhooks, exception reporting, and remote deployment, just drop a mail...
Published February 12, 2014 by C. G. Brown
Cloud services have touched every part of the enterprise. Companies like Salesforce have transition thousands upon thousands of salespeople into using the cloud for their most critical data. DevOps and systems integration teams use companies like NewRelic. Even project management organizations use tools like hosted SharePoint to share documents and information across projects, and have a virtual or fully-staffed project management office function to facilitate this.
Developers are unique in that unlike other employees, they have the knowledge to build solutions themselves. Instead of looking to the cloud, developers rely on their own capabilities and ingenuity to either create new solutions from whole cloth or to integrate custom tools to existing solutions using APIs.
There’s one problem with this: developers spending time on this are often not spending time innovating in the software which they intend to write. How can we provide the same structure and benefits that salesforce automation and the project management office personnel already enjoy to technology teams?
With a SaaS technology platfom like ProjectLocker, you can set up what we call the Technology Management Office (TMO). For small, agile teams, this may just be outsourcing source control and issue management so your team can focus on writing software instead of managing it. For larger teams, this may involve use of analysis services and even personnel that help share knowledge from other projects and from the open source world.