CollabNet(R) Delivers Integrations with HP Quality Center Including Industry's First Subversion(TM) Plug-In.
Integrations Interoperability Tested by HP to Ensure Visibility and Collaboration Across the Distributed Software Development Lifecycle
BRISBANE, Calif. -- CollabNet, the primary sponsor of the Subversion open source project and leading provider of collaborative software development solutions, today announced the availability of the CollabNet Connectors to HP Quality Center. It features the first end-to-end integration between the industry's leading code repository and version control system - Subversion, and the industry's premier quality management system. In addition, the integration between CollabNet Enterprise Edition and HP Quality Center provides software developers and test engineers real-time visibility into the entire distributed software development lifecycle. As an HP Software Gold Business Partner and with Integrations Interoperability Tested by HP, CollabNet is now a part of HP's Quality Management Ecosystem to provide customers with innovative development solutions and global support for these integrations as well as Subversion.
The CollabNet Connectors to HP Quality Center are a central component of CollabNet's recently introduced CollabNet Integration Package. The CollabNet Integration Package offers development organizations flexible integration options for Subversion, CollabNet Enterprise Edition and SourceForge([R]) Enterprise Edition. It includes connectors to code repositories such as IBM([R]) Rational([R]) ClearCase([R]) and CollabNet Desktop-Eclipse(TM) Edition, a newly released integration with the popular Eclipse IDE. The CollabNet Connectors to HP Quality Center are available now as a free download with optional support packages from the openCollabNet developer Web site (http://downloads.open.collab.net).
"CollabNet is proud to be an HP Software Gold Business Partner and shares HP's vision for optimizing the business outcomes of IT," said Martin Doettling, vice president of marketing at CollabNet. "By combining our leadership in quality management and distributed development, HP and CollabNet are providing customers with the software industry's best solution to reduce costs, shorten time-to-market and improve product quality for distributed development teams."
Quality assurance (QA) is a critical element in the software development lifecycle; its effectiveness depends largely on formal test plans that record up-to-date information about test design, test cases, QA applications and procedures. Software testing impacts not only the quality of the code, but ultimately determines a company's ability to bring production-quality code to market in a timely and cost-effective manner.
The CollabNet Connectors to HP Quality Center deliver the first real-time integration between a collaborative and distributed software environment and HP's Quality Management Ecosystem, providing developers and test engineers with real-time visibility into the development process while ensuring that all software tests are performed against the right version of the test plan. The CollabNet Connectors to HP Quality Center automatically gather defects from HP Quality Center and copy them to the CollabNet environment. The synchronized copies can be tracked to resolution in projects that use CollabNet Enterprise Edition and are viewable by all authorized users, no matter where they are globally located. Teams in multi-site development organizations benefit greatly as this combined solution allows test teams to work in HP Quality Center while developers continue to work in their preferred development environment.
"The HP Quality Management Ecosystem enables our partners to develop extensions for HP Quality Center and HP Performance Center to help quality teams become productive as quickly as possible with new platforms, applications and environments," said Jonathan Rende, vice president, Products, Software, HP. "We are pleased that CollabNet is providing CollabNet Connectors to HP Quality Center to help customers optimize the quality of their critical business applications."
Using the CollabNet Subversion Connector to HP Quality Center, test managers create Subversion-enabled projects directly in HP Quality Center to gain access to Subversion's version-management capabilities. Test plans are stored and version controlled in Subversion's central repositories where users can search and access data to track changes in related test files and documents. When test plans are added, modified, or deleted in HP Quality Center, these changes are passed automatically to the Subversion repository. It allows test administrators to revert back to earlier versions of a test plan in HP Quality Center and search for specific modifications that may have impacted the test results and take corrective action.
Version management of code assets and test data is considered a key component of the software development lifecycle. Subversion, backed by CollabNet's enterprise support, training and consulting services, is an open source version control system that is the tool of choice for distributed development organizations, replacing outdated conventional software configuration management (SCM) tools. An estimated 2 million developers around the world rely on Subversion to version their code and promote re-use of code assets. Today, companies around the globe are turning to Subversion to standardize and optimize their central code and test repositories for distributed development projects and their core software assets.
In a new research report, The Forrester Wave(TM): Software Change and Configuration Management Q2 2007, Carey Schwaber of Forrester Research writes, "Subversion is the indisputable leader on standalone SCM." Subversion, conceived and sponsored by CollabNet for the past five years, also earned the best score on strategy of all standalone SCM products. Based on customer references, Subversion also received top scores for implementation, (with an average installation and configuration time of less than a month) and administration (with an average administrator-to-user ratio of one per 1,300). Schwaber also wrote that Subversion is, "the most-cost effective and developer-friendly offering available today."
With 1.1 million users, CollabNet is the most widely used platform for distributed software development and collaborative lifecycle management. Now combined with SourceForge([R]) Enterprise Edition, the company is transforming the way in which software is being developed by enabling companies to leverage global development talents and resources to deliver better products, innovate faster and reduce development infrastructure costs by 50%.
CollabNet is the primary sponsor of Subversion, a core component in CollabNet's portfolio of software development products: CollabNet Subversion and CollabNet Enterprise Subversion enable enterprises to safely deploy Subversion by providing governance, advanced security and effective user and project administration around Subversion. CollabNet Enterprise Edition and SourceForge Enterprise Edition deliver an integrated platform for collaborative application lifecycle management that enables project members to work as one team throughout the project lifecycle regardless of their location. CUBiT([TM]) provides distributed development organizations with a ground-breaking virtualization solution to centrally and dynamically provision build and test environments.
openCollabNet (www.open.collab.net) is an online extension to CollabNet; this Web 2.0 community dedicated to developers using Subversion and CollabNet offers discussion forums, in-depth technical information, product extensions, and free downloads of CollabNet's and partners' products.
More than 300 industry leading companies use CollabNet's solutions today, including Reuters, Philips Medical Systems, Capgemini, and Barclays Global Investors among others. Visit CollabNet at http://www.collab.net or get more information about Subversion at http://www.collab.net/subversion.
CollabNet is an Eclipse Foundation member and a member of the Open Solutions Alliance.
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