Thoughtworks Studios and Tasktop Partner to Improve Agile ALM Success with Eclipse Mylyn Integration for Adaptive ALM
New integration to boost developer productivity through direct access to ThoughtWorks Studios’ Mingle, Cruise and Twist products from the Eclipse IDE
CHICAGO (Agile 2009) – August 25, 2009 — ThoughtWorks Studios, a global leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) tools and training, and Tasktop Technologies, creators of the Eclipse™ Mylyn ALM integration framework, today announced the ThoughtWorks Adaptive ALM Connector. Set for release with Tasktop Pro in October, the connector will help streamline software development by providing direct access to ThoughtWorks Studios’ products from within the Eclipse IDE.
The ThoughtWorks Adaptive ALM Connector integrates Mylyn’s innovative task-focused productivity technology to provide development teams with the most relevant source code for a given task. It will help reduce information overload for large-scale development projects and facilitate more efficient and collaborative multitasking. With the connector, ThoughtWorks Studios’ customers will improve productivity by eliminating the need to toggle between the browser, email and IDE to gather information necessary to complete application development tasks.
“The software development tools for ALM deployed in most organizations are heterogeneous due to the presence of legacy systems, new agile tools and a variety of methodologies in play,” said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies. “ThoughtWorks Studios’ new Adaptive ALM is all about flexibility and supporting constant change. With first-rate Eclipse IDE integration, developers will benefit from the additional flexibility afforded by joining the rapidly growing ecosystem of interoperable connectors built on the Mylyn framework. This network of integrations will enable capabilities such as cross-linking Mingle cards with popular SCM tools. Through Tasktop Pro, developers will also benefit from automated time tracking and integrated access to email clients, web browsers, calendars and documents.”
ThoughtWorks Studios, the products division of the industry leading Agile consultancy ThoughtWorks, now offers a complete set of tools and training for successful, sustainable Agile ALM programs. Its Adaptive ALM™ integrates its three flagship products, Mingle (project management), Twist (test automation) and Cruise (release management) to support all aspects of the software development and delivery lifecycle, from requirements definition and portfolio management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. Its new ThoughtWorks Agile Workshops, announced yesterday here at Agile 2009, complements its solution offering with a new set of training programs to help development organizations adopt proven best practices for all aspects of Agile ALM.
“Our mission is to help organizations succeed with Agile-based development by addressing all aspects of Agile ALM, including integrated project management and engineering solutions, in-depth training and complementary tools like the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework,” said Adam Monago, vice president, client services for ThoughtWorks Studios. “Our customers expressed strong interest in integrations with Eclipse and Mylyn, and we’re excited to add the ThoughtWorks Adaptive ALM Connector to our offerings later in the Fall.”
The ThoughtWorks Adaptive ALM Connector will be bundled with Tasktop Pro for $149, and a free trial will be available from http://tasktop.com in October 2009. Eclipse Galileo (3.5) users also will be able to install it directly from Mylyn’s Connector Discovery in Eclipse. For more information and to sign up to be notified of the release, visit http://tasktop.com/connectors/thoughtworks-studios.
About Tasktop Technologies
Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Pro is the company’s enterprise-ready product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email and calendars. Tasktop Technologies also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit www.tasktop.com.
About ThoughtWorks Studios
ThoughtWorks Studios is a global leader in Agile ALM tools and training. Its products and services are used by organizations as a foundation for sustainable Agile adoption, where project management, automation and engineering best practices are required. The company’s Adaptive ALM solution provides a platform for managing all aspects of the software development lifecycle, from requirements definition and project management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. The three products that make up Adaptive ALM, Mingle (project management), Twist (test automation) and Cruise (release management), are available as an integrated solution or as stand-alone products. The company also provides in-depth training courses that cover all aspects of Agile ALM through its Agile Workshops series. Backed as an independent division of ThoughtWorks, the pioneering leader in Agile development and best-practices, ThoughtWorks Studios’ customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, Rackspace, and Vodafone. It is headquartered in San Francisco and Bangalore, with offices in London and select cities in Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit www.thoughtworks-studios.com.
For ThoughtWorks Studios
(303) 581-7760, ext. 13
For Tasktop Technologies