Feeds

IBM blows open development silos

It's only Rational

Remote control for virtualized desktops

Developer silos: who needs ‘em? IBM says they are a Bad Thing and here is why:

In a typical product development cycle, multiple teams are designated to manage specific functions such as testing software for bugs, creating a software blueprint, and pushing the final code into production. The hand-offs between these organisational silos can be manual and error prone, and are further complicated when teams are distributed, speak different languages, or involve business partners.

So IBM has diagnosed the condition and now proposes a cure; a bigger, tighter IBM Rational Software Development Platform. Announced yesterday at the IBM Rational Developer Conferenece in Orlando, this now automates the software testing process and tracking changes made to software code. Upshot, says IBM, "development, test and production teams can better collaborate and break down silos for improved delivery times, lowered costs, and greater software quality".

The Rational platform contains 12 upgraded software products, to aid workflow, reporting and other drudgework. In particular, IBM trumpets the new IBM Rational ClearQuest 7 - "at the hub of this activity" - and IBM Rational Build Forge. Build Forge, bought last month, helps customers automate their build and release processes.

IBM is also promoting the technology through ISVs and other channel players. Deets here. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
Be real, Apple: In-app goodie grab games AREN'T FREE – EU
Cupertino stands down after Euro legal threats
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
SLURP! Flick your TONGUE around our LOLLIPOP – Google
Android 5 is coming – IF you're lucky enough to have the right gadget
Microsoft: Your Linux Docker containers are now OURS to command
New tool lets admins wrangle Linux apps from Windows
Bada-Bing! Mozilla flips Firefox to YAHOO! for search
Microsoft system will be the default for browser in US until 2020
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.