Over the weekend we updated Oracle Developer Cloud Service - your cloud based DevOps and Agile platform - with a new release (18.3.3) adding some key new features that will improve the way you develop and release software on the Oracle Cloud. Here is a quick rundown of key new capabilities added this month.
A new top level section in Developer Cloud Service now allows you to define "Environments" - a collection of cloud services that you bundle together under one name. Once you have an environment defined, you'll be able to see the status of your environment on the home page of your project. You can for example define a development, test and production environments - and see the status of each one with a simple glance.
This is the first step in a set of future features of DevCS that will help you manage software artifacts across environments in an easier way.
When you create a new project in DevCS you can base it on a template. Up until this release you were limited to templates created by Oracle, now you can define your own templates for your company.
Template can include default artifacts such as wiki pages, default git repositories, and even builds and deployment steps.
This is very helpful for companies who are aiming to standardize development across development teams, as well as for team who have repeating patterns of development.
The wiki in DevCS is a very valuable mechanism for your team to share information, and we just added a bunch of enhancements that will make collaboration in your team even better.
You can now watch specific wiki pages or sections, which will notify you whenever someone updates those pages.
We also added support for commenting on wiki pages - helping you to conduct virtual discussion on their content.
These are just some of the new features in Developer Cloud Service. All of these features are part of the free functionality that Developer Cloud Service provides to Oracle Cloud customers. Take them for a spin and let us know what you think.
For information on additional new feature check out the What's New in Developer Cloud Service Documentation.
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