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
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
The SCM solution had to meet several key requirements:
Most important, the tool had t... (more)
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, 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)
AccuRev has integrated AccuRev, its best-of-breed software configuration
management (SCM) solution, with Bugzilla, an open source defect tracking
system. AccuRev and Bugzilla work together to tie the daily work of an
organization's software development process to the issues managed in the
issue tracking system.
Utilizing the AccuBridge for Bugzilla, developers can perform routine
Bugzilla defect resolution tasks within AccuRev or their IDE. The
bi-directional integration between the Bugzilla database and the AccuRev SCM
repository also allows developers to store and monitor AccuRev change package
activity from within Bugzilla, improving the traceability of all development
"Bugzilla allows our team to easily track the status of changes made to the
source code for feature enhancements and resolving bugs," says Chris Geggis,
Release Manager, Acopia Networks, th... (more)
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
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)
(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 and Electric Cloud announced a technology partnership designed to
improve software development productivity and efficiency. The combined
solution, which integrates the automated build, test and deployment
functionality of Electric Cloud’s ElectricCommander software with
process-enabled software configuration management (SCM) using AccuRev,
advances multistage continuous integration and scalable agile best
Multi-stage continuous integration is employed to build and test changes as
they are pushed to each stage in the development process – stages
include code creation, integration, quality assurance and code reviews.
AccuRev supports the creation of a hierarchy, gives visibility into the
changes at each stage and enables straightforward merging between stages.
ElectricCommander provides the process automation to make multi-stage
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
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)
We ran across the article “Overcoming Resistance to Change by SCM” by Ben
Weatherall on CMCrossroads. The excerpts below exemplify the need for tools
like AccuRev that support changing processes and Agile adoption. Ben
Weatherall has kindly allowed us to re-post these excerpts so that we may
share his insight with all our readers.
Excerpts from “Overcoming Resistance to Change by SCM”
By Ben Weatherall
“As an industry, SCM is conservative – we hold the corporate jewels in
our hands and we are reluctant to let either processes, procedures or
personnel have a chance to mess them up. In fact, when they do get messed up
we tend to lose our jobs. Then along came Agile and the need to support it
while maintaining both technical and professional integrity.”
“Some of the old versioning tools could not handle merges of codebases
where one or more of them had been refactored,... (more)
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)
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)