SOURCE: BuildForge, Inc.

May 24, 2005 09:00 ET

BuildForge Named to Prestigious SD Times 100

Selected for Leadership and Technological Innovation in Software Development Tools and Environments

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 24, 2005 -- BuildForge, the leading provider of development automation solutions for Real-World Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), today announced its selection by BZ Media's SD Times to the annual SD Times 100, honoring the top global companies in software development. The BuildForge award was based on the company's leadership throughout the year as evidenced by market impact and meaningful innovation. Other winners in the Tools and Environments category include Borland, IBM, Microsoft and Sun.

"The emergence of iterative development practices such as Agile and Extreme Programming have forced development organizations to improve efficiency, and BuildForge exemplifies an innovative approach to achieving automated, repeatable development processes," said Alan Zeichick, Editor-in-Chief of BZ Media's SD Times. "When choosing the 2005 SD Times 100, we carefully considered each organization's products and services, reputation with development managers, and the new ideas and thought leadership that it has brought to the industry. Thanks to the SD Times 100 winners, the art of software development continues to advance at a rapid pace."

Delivering on its commitment to delivering the industry's best Real-World ALM solutions, last week the company rolled out two breakthrough product releases. BuildForge FullControl™, the company's open application lifecycle management (ALM) solution, is the industry's first open framework that allows companies to gain control and visibility into their development cycle using the tools they have in place today. As a complement to FullControl's ALM process automation, the company also announced the availability of FullThrottle™, a revolutionary script- and language-independent process accelerator for development environments.

FullControl ushers in a new era of ALM. The first solution of its kind, FullControl is an automated, tool-independent, development framework providing integration and visibility for the entire software production process -- from coding through the build, test, and release phases. The product approaches ALM from a new perspective by underscoring the significance of the build phase of the development lifecycle that delivers the final executable for distribution. The result places the product build at the heart of any ALM solution, providing a definitive, reliable record of what ships to the customer.

"We are honored to be recognized as a significant contributor to the worldwide software development industry," said Gregg Burt, BuildForge CEO. "More importantly, we know that the foundation of our success rests squarely on the results we deliver to our customers. While we've accomplished a great deal in a short time, we look forward to providing our customers with even more dramatic ALM process improvements in the months to come, with accelerated time-to-market and development cost savings that drop directly to the bottom line," Burt said.

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