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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)

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 and Rally Software Partner to Scale Agile Software Development Best Practices

AccuRev and Rally announced a technology partnership that will integrate AccuRev software change and configuration management (SCCM) with Rally's Agile lifecycle management solutions. The combined solution will provide a platform to manage multiple Agile processes and ongoing customer feedback, while improving visibility and requirements traceability between defects, issues and tasks and the actual source code changes made to address them. The results from Agile software delivery teams are clear: faster delivery of quality software, improved project visibility, and better alignment between business and IT organizations. But the ongoing challenge for many companies is taking early success – often at a team or division level – and scaling the success broadly across their companies. Impediments to success often include teams building the right skills and usi... (more)

AccuRev And Coverity Help Developers Improve Code Quality And Security

AccuRev and Coverity have announced a new technology partnership that will help software development teams to improve the quality and security of their applications in today's fast paced agile development environments. Leading development organizations rely on Coverity's advanced source code analysis products to ensure the integrity of their code and AccuRev's process-centric software configuration management products to automate and accelerate their development processes. A driving factor in partnership was the success that customers of both companies consistently realize through integrating products from AccuRev and Coverity. The new partnership will allow both companies to provide additional integration capabilities that help joint customers derive even greater value from their investment in technology from Coverity and AccuRev. AccuRev and Coverity have formed ... (more)

Avoiding Merge Hell with Development Hierarchies

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)

Coverity Introduces Best Practices for Static Analysis in Agile Development

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverity, Inc., the software integrity leader, today announced a multi-city seminar series to help software development organizations understand best practices for using static analysis with agile development methods. The free seminars follow on the heels of a recent Coverity poll finding that 60 percent of developers are still researching or piloting agile methods. "Companies using agile are shifting their investments from testing late to analyzing code integrity early in the development cycle," said Behrooz Zahiri, director of product marketing at Coverity. "This has resulted in strong demand for Coverity's static analysis and integrity products to help developers using agile to meet their quality standards in every sprint and iteration. This series of educational seminars is designed to showcase best practices from Cove... (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 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)