Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) News & Articles


True Quality Assurance in an Agile World

Quality Assurance is not just about testing a system. The role of QA on an agile team is much greater than that, elevating the QA engineer to a god among men.

Survey: Biggest Agile Challenge Is Communication

A new survey indicates that while software development projects using the Agile methodology are doing OK, they could be doing better, with communication reported as the biggest impediment to success.

Tool Analyzes Open Source Components in Your Java Apps

Sonatype on Wednesday launched a new on-demand service that analyzes the open-source components in Java applications for security, licensing and quality problems.

DevOps Automation Provider Adds Auto Deployment

On Wednesday DevOps automation company Electric Cloud announced an upcoming new application deployment solution for enterprises, ElectricDeploy.

ZK Test Suite Released for Java Web Apps

The ZK Application Test Suite, or ZATS Mimic 1.0, is designed to let developers create their own application test cases without having to deploy their apps to a server and test them with a browser.

CollabNet Launches ALM Platform CloudForge

CollabNet, a distributor of the Subversion open-source application lifecycle management (ALM) platform, is bringing its source version control (SVC) technology to the cloud.

New Open Source Mobile Testing Platform for iOS and Android

Gorilla Logic this week released MonkeyTalk, a free and open source tool for testing native and hybrid apps built for both iOS and Android.

ALM Product Watch 2/28/12: Seapine ALM 2012, JIRA 5, More

What's new from a variety of application lifecycle management vendors.

Apps Manager Supports Oracle and IBM JVMs

ManageEngine has extended performance monitoring support for Oracle's JRockit Java virtual machine (JVM) and IBM's JVMs in the latest release of its Applications Manager software package.

Continuous Improvement: The Importance of the Team Retrospective

Even good agile teams can get better. Mark J. Balbes walks you through how retrospectives have impacted his team and shows you options for yours.

New CollabNet Framework Looks To Bring ALM Tools Together

CollabNet, the Brisbane, Calif.-based provider of distributed software development solutions, recently released a new integration framework for its TeamForge Agile ALM platform.

Tasktop Updates Mylyn-based Task Federation Platform

Tasktop Technologies has released Sync 2.0, the first major upgrade of its tool for synchronizing existing application lifecycle management (ALM) servers from multiple vendors and open source projects.

Dealing with Technical Debt: An Agile Horror Story

Halloween may be over but our Agile Architect has a terror tale for you just the same. It always seems like the right time to incur technical debt but never the right time to pay it off. So don't incur it or this could happen to you...

Project Management Is Not Enough: 4 Crucial Agile Techniques

Why you need automated testing, continuous integration, test-driven development and -- yes -- pair programming for agile to be successful.

ScrumWorks Pro Goes Codesion Cloud

Collabnet on Friday announced the availability of its ScrumWorks Pro Agile project management tool on its Codesion Cloud Services platform.

Toad for Oracle 11 Adds Code Analysis Tools

Version 11 of Quest Software's Toad for Oracle database management solution offers a new code analysis feature for developers.

Cloudify Deploys Java on Azure

GigaSpaces Technologies has just rolled out the public beta of its Cloudify for Azure enterprise Java application platform for on-boarding JEE, Spring and big-data apps to Microsoft's Windows Azure platform.

Mylyn-Based Tasktop Sync Aims To Bring Together Agile ALM

Tasktop Sync is designed to provide "real-time ALM server synchronization" for Agile enterprise shops.

Analysts Find a Lot to Like in HP's Upgraded, Cross-Platform ALM 11 Suite

Hewlett Packard on Tuesday unveiled new and upgraded components for its ALM suite, including a new service virtualization solution, an ALM intelligence module and an upgraded Agile Accelerator tool.

ALM Product Watch 6/7: Serena's Orchestrated Suite, SmartBear ALMComplete, More

Here's a look at some of the newest ALM-related products hitting the market.

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