Managing the Software Development Release Process

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As you start to scale a software development process it becomes apparent that code and user stories have to be merged more frequently. Sometimes changes may flow from one organization to another. This means that you will need to take code from one team, merge, integrate and test those changes with everyone. Each team needs to be able to work on its own schedule, this means that if multiple teams want to work on different sized iterations they can. It also means they can deliver changes as needed and on a regular basis, independent of other teams. To do this in a traditional Software Configuration Management system, you’ll face two major problems. You have to merge these code changes daily for them to be of any use. You also still need to keep visibility into what stories are shared between teams, because delivering changes from user stories that are not completed in... (more)

AccuRev Announces AccuRev 4.5 for Multivendor Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)

AccuRev Inc. announces AccuRev 4.5, its best-of-breed software configuration (SCM) solution. This release adds new functionality that improves both the security and compliance of applications development, and the productivity of geographically distributed, outsourced or parallel development teams. AccuRev 4.5 is designed to be at the core of a multivendor application lifecycle management (ALM) process through its enhanced AccuBridge SDK, combining process and issue-based SCM with leading IDEs and third-party lifecycle tools. AccuRev 4.5 provides maximum customer control, without vendor lock-in and now provides additional value to organizations conducting: Cross-platform, and component-based parallel developmentGeographically distributed and outsourced developmentMultivendor Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)New AccuBridge for Mercury Quality CenterAdditional deta... (more)

Alaska Airlines Standardizes on AccuRev SCM for Consistent Process Automation and Collaboration

(SYS-CON Media) - AccuRev Inc. has announced that Alaska Airlines has standardized on AccuRev for process-centric software configuration management (SCM). Known for embracing innovative technology to improve the customer experience, Alaska Airlines chose AccuRev to be at the center of its best-of-breed application lifecycle management (ALM) strategy. Six of these 12 teams are already in production with AccuRev including the eCommerce Web site (alaskaair.com), all Flight Operations including dispatching, and the Alaska Airlines frequent flyer Mileage Plan. In total, over 400 applications will be managed by AccuRev, providing a secure, centralized repository to increase audit-ability, artifact traceability and reproducibility. Ease of use has also allowed development teams that typically don’t store their code in a centralized repository to begin using the Accu... (more)

AccuRev Selected by Mediasurface to Enhance Feature Driven Development (FDD)

AccuRev announced that Mediasurface standardized on AccuRev for process-centric software change and configuration management (SCCM). As a result, development teams in the United Kingdom and Bangalore, India now work as a set of integrated teams for managing Feature Driven Development, its agile approach to manage the software release process. Mediasurface had been using another SCCM solution that wouldn't allow them to integrate the new Bangalore team the way they wanted to work. Developers complained that even though they were working with an enterprise SCCM system, they were still required to run scripts to accomplish their tasks. They also didn't like the fact they had to check out items before knowing exactly which changes they wanted to make before committing them to the repository. An open source version control solution was selected as a stop-gap alternative ... (more)

AccuRev and Go2Group Partner on Software Development Release

AccuRev and The Go To Group (Go2Group) announced today that they have joined forces to accelerate the software release process of AccuRev customers investing in a best-of-breed software change and configuration management (SCCM) strategy. Go2Group was certified through AccuRev's A.C.E. program (AccuRev Certified Engineer), preparing the company to deliver additional services to AccuRev customers including those responsible for large scale AccuRev deployments. As an AccuRev Consulting Partner, Go2Group will provide a range of services in support of AccuRev customers including project mentorship, tools implementation, training, and process re-engineering, in addition to migration and application integration services around AccuRev's innovative AccuBridge open API solution. Go2Group provides its clients with software production line automation (SPLA) and test automati... (more)

AccuRev and Smart Bear Advance Code Review and Software Development Processes for Joint Customers

AccuRev Inc. and Smart Bear Software today announced a technology partnership designed to significantly improve software development process collaboration and efficiency. The combined solution integrates the peer code review functionality of Code Collaborator from Smart Bear with process-centric software change and configuration management (SCCM) from AccuRev. This integration enhances real-time collaboration for all software teams that conduct code reviews, with particular benefits for those working on Agile, geographically distributed, offshore or parallel projects.   The Smart Bear and AccuRev integration provides more visibility and control over a collaborative development process, whether a development team is separated by office walls or geographic boundaries. The combined solution makes code review a natural extension of the software development process with... (more)

Q&A from “A First Look at Kando,” AccuRev’s Seamless Git Integration

We held a “First Look at Kando” webinar on Tuesday to mark the launch of our back-end platform for security and compliance with Git. Unfortunately we weren’t able to answer all of the questions in the allotted time, so here are answers for some of the most commonly asked questions. Q: Can a developer use Git without an AccuRev workspace? A: Absolutely. With Kando, the developer does not require an AccuRev workspace. Kando uses a native git repository, so developers can use Git with no modifications – it works seamlessly with AccuRev on the backend. It’s all native Git-to-Git. Q: Is the Git repository limited to a single AccuRev stream, or can it follow most or all of the AccuRev depot? A: The Git repository is not limited to a single AccuRev stream, it is completely configurable. When you create a repository, by default, it’s going to ask you to map the master branch ... (more)

AccuRev Integrates with NetBeans IDE 3.6 Platform

AccuRev, Inc. is integrating AccuRev with NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) 3.6. AccuRev demonstrated this NetBeans integration at NetBeans Software Day, a companion event to the 2004 JavaOne Conference, on Tuesday, June 29. NetBeans.org is the home of the NetBeans open source community and code base. The award-winning NetBeans IDE provides a pure Java technology development environment for Windows, Linux, the Solaris Operating System or Mac OS X. NetBeans IDE 3.6, a major revision to the open source platform, is intended to enable applications development on systems ranging from mobile devices to multi-tier enterprise systems. AccuRev is the only software configuration management system to offer TimeSafe architecture, which effortlessly allows groups of developers to implement unlimited hierarchies of parallel development streams. AccuRev's new arc... (more)

Software Configuration Management: AccuRev Joins Eclipse Foundation

“The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to welcome AccuRev as a member and we look forward to AccuRev’s progressive thinking regarding software configuration management to reduce complexity for development teams utilizing Eclipse,” said Mike Milinkovich (pictured), executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, as AccuRev yesterday announced that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as an Add-In-Provider to further its support and influence on open source standards within the software configuration management (SCM) industry. “At AccuRev we view ourselves as an open, standards-based provider of productivity tools to engineers, so we have a natural alignment with the Eclipse Foundation,” said Lorne Cooper, President, AccuRev, Inc. “The Eclipse vision of an open, comprehensive, development environment for best-of-breed toolsets is one that... (more)

AccuRev Provides Developers More Power and Flexibility with Latest AccuBridge for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005

AccuRev now offers significantly more software configuration management (SCM) functionality, productivity and performance enhancements for its AccuBridge for Visual Studio 2005 plug-in directly in the Visual Studio IDE. AccuBridge for Visual Studio 2005, which now implements the SCC provider interfaces that are part of the Visual Studio packages, also adds significantly improved usability over the previous integration, which was based on the Microsoft Common Source Code Control Interface. “The new offering for Visual Studio 2005 is the best one yet released. It allows developers who want to access AccuRev SCM features from within the IDE to work that way without stopping anyone from taking advantage of the great StreamBrowser user interface,” says Chris Barnes, Senior Systems Analyst and AccuRev Administrator, Alaska Airlines. Significant usability, produ... (more)

AccuRev Integrates with Rational ClearQuest and MKS Integrity Manager

AccuRev announced integration of AccuRev, its software configuration management solution, with two popular issue tracking and workflow tools, IBM Rational ClearQuest and MKS Integrity Manager. Utilizing its AccuBridge SDK as the platform for both of these integrations, AccuRev provides its customers with best-of-breed, leading-edge SCM technology with out-of-the-box support for these tools to significantly streamline development, increase agility, and improve team collaboration enterprise wide. AccuRev’s best-of-breed approach to Application Lifecycle Management makes it easy to swap-out the undifferentiated legacy SCM tools bundled into many of the larger ALM vendors’ offerings.  Leading Carrier Ethernet solutions provider World Wide Packets uses AccuRev with MKS Integrity Manager. World Wide Packets Chief Architect Loren Larsen said, “AccuRev pro... (more)