Tasktop Announces Eclipse Mylyn Integrations for Enterprise Agile ALM

New integrations with ThoughtWorks Studios Adaptive ALM and IBM Rational product suites allow enterprise customers to leverage task management framework

Mar 23, 2010, 14:29 ET from Tasktop Technologies

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasktop Technologies (http://www.tasktop.com), creators of Eclipse Mylyn and the leading provider of task management for application lifecycle management (ALM), today announced new integrations that extend the reach of its commercial ALM integration and task management product. Tasktop Pro now provides full support for software development teams using ThoughtWorks Studios' Adaptive ALM™ solutions, including Mingle®, Twist® and Cruise®. Tasktop also announced a new integration with IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), which is scheduled for public beta release in June 2010. Together, these integrations will support enterprises looking to tightly integrate Agile ALM programs through a task management "layer" within the Eclipse IDE.

"Tasktop is transforming developer productivity by automatically linking the Agile process with the developer's coding activity," said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. "To achieve this, Tasktop extends Eclipse Mylyn's open source task management facilities with support for enterprise ALM tools. Today we are pleased to announce new integrations for technologies from leaders in Agile and ALM, including ThoughtWorks Studios and IBM Rational."

Tasktop's connector suite for ThoughtWorks Adaptive ALM includes Mingle® (Agile project management), Twist® (test automation) and Cruise® (release management). The Mingle and Cruise integrations are available today, with the Twist integration set for availability with the general release of Twist 2.0 on March 31. The new connector for Twist provides tight integration with Mingle and the ability to focus the interface on only the test scenarios that are relevant for a given Mingle project card. The Cruise connector enables developers to initiate and monitor builds from within the Eclipse IDE.

Tasktop continues to extend support for the IBM Rational product suite and today announced a public beta of the Tasktop Connector for IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) to be released in June, 2010. The RTC Connector complements Tasktop's existing integration for Rational ClearQuest, which is available via an Early Access program, with general availability scheduled for summer 2010.

Tasktop created the Mylyn and Tasktop Pro task management tools to help developers be more productive by making it effortless to organize work around tasks and automatically presenting the most relevant source code and project management information associated with each task. In addition, Tasktop has collaborated with the leading application management tool vendors to develop APIs that allow Tasktop Pro to serve as an integration hub for accessing and updating ALM systems. To date, there are more than 45 public integrations for Tasktop Pro.

Pricing and Availability

The new ThoughtWorks Studios integrations are available immediately with the latest edition of Tasktop Pro 1.6.2 . Pricing for Tasktop Pro is $99-per-user and includes commercial ALM integrations, additional productivity features, and distribution as an Eclipse IDE plug-in or a standalone application for project managers. In addition, Tasktop offers the Tasktop Enterprise edition for $199-per-user that includes the Rational ClearQuest integration, enhanced support, and flexible enterprise distribution options. For more information, please visit http://tasktop.com.

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.

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