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AccuRev announced the availability of AccuRev 4.6 for ClearCase, the latest add-on to its software configuration management (SCM) solution. AccuRev 4.6 for ClearCase provides coexistence for optimal support of parallel, geographically distributed and Agile development with AccuRev in existing ClearCase environments. This enables a coexistence strategy, where teams are able to use the most appropriate SCM solution for each group, project or user. AccuRev 4.6 for ClearCase is AccuRev’s commercially available SCM coexistence solution that allows for collaborative development between those groups using ClearCase and AccuRev via bi-directional synchronization. This enables true parallel or componentized development methodologies to be properly implemented and maintained across both systems without rework or porting. “I spent two years writing wrappers to ma... (more)

Alaska Airlines Takes Off with AccuRev

Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air together serve 92 cities through an expansive network throughout Alaska, the Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada and Mexico. Known for embracing innovative technology to improve the customer experience, Alaska Airlines has won numerous awards for its frequent flyer program and eCommerce Website. Background For years, Alaska Air used a file-based branch and label SCM tool that required a lot of manual processes to prepare source code for deployment. The processes worked but were time-consuming and were unable to support the company's plans to move to Agile. Alaska Air conducted a thorough assessment as it evaluated 18 SCM tools, six of which were brought in for more extensive demos, and two finalists were invited in for pilot programs, one of which was AccuRev. The SCM solution had to meet several key requirements: Most important, the tool had t... (more)

AccuRev Makes Available Initial Release of Its Maven-SCM Plug-in for m2Eclipse

AccuRev announced the release of its process-centric software configuration management (SCM) plug-in for m2eclipse, the popular Maven plug-in for the Eclipse development environment. Maven is a Java project management and build automation tool used for building and managing any Java-based project to make the day-to-day work of Java developers easier and provide build and project management for any Java-based project. This new integration will provide m2eclipse users with the ability to retrieve and build Maven projects that are stored in AccuRev. From within Eclipse, an M2 user can 'Import' Maven projects from AccuRev into their Eclipse environment and then use standard Maven operations to build the project. Jason van Zyl, CTO & Founder, Sonatype and Apache Maven Founder, said, “I am pleased to have AccuRev join our m2eclipse interested parties list and make... (more)

From Merge Hell to Merge Master

Are you frequently called on to perform the daunting task of ‘the merge’? Does tension mount and do groans grow louder when it’s time for a merge?  Are only a select few are willing to stand up and do the work? Maybe these stages describe your merge process: Denial: It’s never going to work (in a timely manner). Anger: Why do I have to do the merge? Bargaining: I’ll work on maintenance and support if I don’t have to do the merge. Depression: How many compiler errors? Why won’t the jsp work with firefox? Acceptance: Not really, it’s compiling and (mostly) passing tests. Before we try to get you through the 5 stages of merge, let’s a take a look at divergence, the cause of a complicated merge. Converging Divergence There are lots of reasons for divergence, and as many for merge product lines back together. Maybe you’re delivering functionality to specific customers, cre... (more)

Why Would Anyone use Git in their Enterprise?

The secret’s out – AccuRev is releasing a seamless security and compliance related solution for the Git community called Kando on January 31st. To get a first look at Kando, register here for the webinar on 1/31/2012, at 1:00 PM EST. You might be asking yourself, “Why in the world would a company focused on providing software development tools to enterprise organizations with mission-critical software development environments produce a solution for an open source version control tool?” I’ll tell you! Git is increasing in popularity among developers working in small groups or collaborating on open source projects. It’s fast, flexible, and full of developer-friendly features. Git is a great tool for these smaller and more social types of development projects, and based on discussions about Git with customers, prospects, and analysts, it’s clear that there are more cas... (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)

AccuRev Announces Full Support for VMware and Solaris 10 Zones Virtualization Software

AccuRev Inc. announced today that its best-of-breed software configuration management solution, AccuRev SCM, has been qualified to run on virtual machines.  AccuRev has announced support for VMware® (NYSE:EMC), and Sun Solaris™ 10 Zones from Sun Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNW). Virtualization is rapidly becoming a standard piece of the deployment platform in IT organizations because the technology provides tangible benefits both in terms of capital cost reductions and operational flexibility. This is spurring CIOs to push for more rapid adoption of enterprise applications that fully support server virtualization. The AccuRev server application, which runs on most Microsoft Windows, Linux and Unix platforms, does not embed itself into the operating system (OS) kernel and does not require special I/O services so it does not have to be installed on an isolated se... (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)