SOURCE: BuildForge, Inc.

July 27, 2005 11:00 ET

BuildForge Joins Eclipse Foundation to Advance Real-World Application Lifecycle Management

BuildForge Plug-In Will Generate New Levels of Developer Productivity Through Efficient and Accurate Product Validation Within the Eclipse Environment

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 27, 2005 -- BuildForge, the leading provider of development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), today announced it has joined the Eclipse Foundation to further its leadership role in integration and interoperability of key processes and technologies across the software development lifecycle. Eclipse is an open source, vendor-independent integration platform that allows developers to use their preferred heterogeneous tools within a common development environment.

In an effort to maintain process repeatability and audit control, enterprises traditionally deny developers access to production development environments. This creates an inherent bottleneck in the development process by preventing developers from validating their application design and code changes against the integrated code base. The lack of access and feedback can lead to longer development cycles, undermine product quality, and reduce developer productivity.

To address this challenge, BuildForge will create an Eclipse plug-in that introduces "developer self-service" -- giving developers secure, limited access to enterprise build environments so they can validate product changes through the BuildForge system without altering production processes or configurations. This integration breaks down the walls between development and configuration management teams and enables companies to adopt iterative development practices such as Agile Development and Extreme Programming to improve product quality and bring products to market faster.

"BuildForge's mission is to help companies create efficient, integrated application development environments by leveraging their existing technology investments," said Gregg Burt, president and CEO of BuildForge. "By working with Eclipse, our customers will have more options to create a comprehensive view of their development environment at fractions of the implementation time and cost."

"We welcome BuildForge's participation in Eclipse to provide development teams with robust process control," said Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation. "Companies are under tremendous pressure to improve product quality and deliver timely releases. Empowering customers to accelerate their development cycles is a big win," Milinkovich said.

The BuildForge plug-in for Eclipse is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2005.

About BuildForge

Based in Austin, Texas, BuildForge is the leading provider of development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management. FullControl is the first open framework that allows development teams to automate, track, and analyze their application development lifecycle using the tools they have in place today. BuildForge is used by industry leaders such as Symantec, Avaya, Visa, and Adobe to create significant improvements in productivity, quality, and time-to-market. www.buildforge.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Cheri Bergeron
    BuildForge, Inc.
    512-225-0456