New CollabNet TeamForge® Offers Customers More Choice in Best-of-Breed Tools and Processes for Enterprise Agile and DevOps Initiatives

New release adds JIRA® Software and Chef® to the integrated TeamForge toolchain and enables both commit- and pull request-based code review and collaboration workflows

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, April 13, 2016 CollabNet®, a global leader in enterprise software development and delivery solutions that help customers create high-quality applications at speed, today announces the new release of its TeamForge® platform. TeamForge enables enterprises and government agencies to accelerate application delivery, while leveraging the tools, version control systems and development methodologies that best fit their needs.

Key highlights of the 16.3 release include integrations with the cloud hosted version of JIRA Software and Chef, as well as support for pull request-based collaboration and code review workflows (to complement the already supported Gerrit code reviews). The new integrations enhance customers’ TeamForge-enabled best-of-breed toolchains with the tracking capabilities of JIRA Software and the deployment automation prowess of Chef. TeamForge’s end-to-end traceability chain with automatic audit trails now covers JIRA Software issues and Chef recipes — in addition to Git or Subversion® source code, Jenkins® jobs, Nexus® binary repositories, and other artifacts and activities — offering customers unprecedented visibility across the development lifecycle, streamlined compliance and better quality control.

“Our customers aspire to deliver high-quality software at speed. For this purpose, they turn to products like TeamForge for Agile, Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Delivery (CD), and DevOps,” said Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet. “CollabNet offers enterprises an effective way to integrate best-of-breed tools, processes and development methodologies to facilitate Agile and DevOps transformations. This release is significant because it reinforces CollabNet’s commitment to giving users a platform to unify tool chains and gain efficiency by having greater visibility and collaboration across the development lifecycle.”

Chef integration: The need for automation across the software delivery lifecycle has become crucial for organizations scaling CI, CD and DevOps initiatives. Chef delivers leading deployment automation capabilities, and this new integration allows TeamForge to monitor the execution of Chef recipes and record its results. TeamForge links data from Chef and other lifecycle tools to automatically create a set of associations between related artifacts and activities, providing end-to-end contextual traceability and compliance audit logs.

JIRA Software integration: With this new WebHooks-based integration, TeamForge can support both the on-premises and cloud-based versions of JIRA Software, allowing customers to leverage JIRA Software’s planning and tracking capabilities regardless of its deployment type. TeamForge associates JIRA Software issues with related downstream artifacts and activities (such as TeamForge Git or SVN code commits, Jenkins CI builds, Nexus binaries – and now, Chef recipes) and produces a full traceability chain from the creation of an issue to the deployment of the corresponding code.

Git Pull-Request support: To provide customers the freedom to choose the code review and collaboration method that best fits their preference and business need, TeamForge now supports the feature branch workflow with pull requests, in addition to Gerrit’s individual commit-centric methodology. TeamForge accelerates pull request-based reviews and streamlines root-cause analysis by automatically associating code commits to the ensuing pull requests.

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About CollabNet TeamForge®

TeamForge is the industry’s #1 open platform for enterprise software development, delivery and collaboration. Leading companies and government agencies leverage TeamForge to accelerate application delivery with Agile, CI/CD and DevOps. It reduces costs through a governed adoption of open source tools, streamlined compliance and the reuse of existing assets, resources and processes in new projects. For more information, please visit: www.collab.net/teamforge.

About CollabNet

CollabNet helps enterprises and government organizations develop and deliver high-quality software at speed. Recognized for 12 consecutive years as SD Times 100 industry innovator and leader in the ALM and Development Tools category, CollabNet offers innovative solutions, provides consulting and Agile training services, and proudly supports more than 10,000 customers with 6 million users in 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.collabnet.com.

Press Release
April 13, 2016