Demystifying GitFlow and Branching for the IBM i

There are a variety of branching strategies for Git, all with their benefits and challenges.  In this webinar, we will feature Gitflow which utilizes the core feature of Git and the power of branches. Join Jeff Tickner, CTO NA, and Sr. Solution Architects, Ray Bernardi and Alan Ashley on this important topic as they explain and demonstrate:

  • 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 this applies to the IBM i with features, releases and hotfixes.
  • How Arcad’s tooling elegantly supports Gitflow for the IBM i Developer.

Join our webinar to discover the benefits of Gitflow and how it enhances development processes with flexible options and seamless integration on IBM i.

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Ray Bernardi

Senior Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

Ray Bernardi is a 30-year veteran involved in the System 38/AS/400/iSeries/IBM i development and currently is a Pre/Post Sales technical Support Specialist for ARCAD Software, international ISV and IBM Business Partner.  Ray 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.  In addition, Ray is a frequent speaker at COMMON and many other technical conferences around the world and has authored articles in several IBM i publications on the subject of application analysis and modernization, SQL, and business intelligence.

Alan Ashley

Alan Ashley

Solution Architect, ARCAD Software

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

Expert Consultant, ARCAD Software

Jeff Tickner has worked in Change Management on the IBM I for 17 years at different companies. He is certified in Rational Team Concert as well has having experience with other Change Management packages from SourceSafe to Subversion. Jeff currently works for ARCAD Software, an international software company and IBM Business Partner. He provides implementation support and training for IBM I based companies rolling out Change Management solutions. He lives in NH with his wife and 2 children and enjoys hiking, skiing and old VWs and wrote his first program in High School on punch cards.