PureCM makes automated parallel development accessible to all
07 April 2009 - PureCM today announced the latest version of their software configuration management solution, PureCM 2009-1. This new release allows companies of any size to benefit from automated yet fully versioned parallel development without incurring the administrative overhead or price tag of other solutions in the market.
With economic pressure still rising and software development companies looking for ways to achieve more with less, streamlining the development process can offer a welcome solution to increase productivity. PureCM 2009-1 helps development managers to do so supporting agile best practices and reducing human error by automating tasks.
"Switching to PureCM has already helped us to step up our development to the next level. We have been able to increase quality and productivity implementing task branching and continuous integration, and PureCM has allowed us to do so easily and with minimal investment," said Rod Weir, managing director at PRD Software. PureCM 2009-1 now further facilitates parallel development offering increased project visibility and automated change tracking.
Automated change tracking across the project hierarchy
According to Stephen Worthington, development manager at PureCM, defining a project hierarchy and introducing branching is but the initial challenge to parallel development. "Once you know how you want to work, a number of solutions will allow you to create branches for teams or individual features", he said. "But the real issue for development managers is about how to keep track of what is going on in each branch and keeping related branches in sync".
PureCM 2009-1 now allows development managers to get insight into which changes need merging in real-time. Unlike other solutions that track merging only after it has been completed, PureCM can avoid human error by knowing in advance where a change, e.g. a bug fix has to go. Development managers then simply preview or confirm the merge with a mouse click, or even let the tool merge the change automatically. In case of a merge conflict, PureCM will suspend integration and allow the development manager to resolve the conflict in a visual resolve tool.
New GUI views to provide developers with full transparency
PureCM 2009-1 also introduces a completely new and simplified interface for developers. Using their cross-platform GUI, developers can see within their private workspace on which files their colleagues are currently working. Collaboration is further improved by the ability to preview their completed changes before integrating them automatically into the workspace. This solution thus combines the advantages of isolated development and transparent collaboration in a team environment.
Together with its full support for distributed teams, PureCM brings advanced SCM features to even the most cost-conscious development teams. With its capability to scale to thousands of users and terabytes of data, development managers get a solution which is fit for growth and flexible enough to support their processes.
PureCM is a Software Configuration Management (SCM) solution that controls, tracks and visualises changes to digital assets. PureCM facilitates and accelerates software development in team environments accommodating best practises such as task-based version control, parallel development and build automation. Complete with integrated Issue Management functionality, PureCM can be tailored to any development and change management process. PureCM is available across multiple platforms like Windows, Linux, and Mac, and offers native integration with Visual Studio(R) and Eclipse.
PureCM.com Ltd is a privately held company based in Macclesfield (UK). Please visit www.purecm.com to find more information about the company and its products.
Publish Date: 07/04/2009
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