Today, CollabNet announced Connect, its new integration framework to provide app dev orchestration and management. The big news here is its integration with Atlassian’s bug tracker tool JIRA. It also brings the Git source code repository into an enterprise setting that can be used more adroitly by larger project teams. The goal is that your data stays in one place while you move through the development and test lifecycle.

You can download a free trial of Connect here.

CollabNet got started 12 years ago and developed Subversion before turning it over as open source to the Apache Foundation. It has a series of other open source development tools such as TeamForge as well as new agile courseware that it announced earlier this summer.

Here is a picture of their current universe:

The benefits of Connect include the following:

  • New integration framework now available for TeamForge 6.1.1 (and other CollabNet products) on-premises and in the cloud
  • Federation and synchronization, orchestration and governance of application delivery processes across commercial and open source ALM and cloud development tools
  • Brings Git into an enterprise-grade ALM platform, with consistency of lifecycle and coding practices, governance and security
  • Turns TeamForge into an open and flexible software change management hub. Connect incorporates third party tools natively into TeamForge.
  • Allows ALM users to search, discover and share artifacts and documents across workgroups and locations, no matter what tools are used.

Earlier this year GitHub Enterprise announced its own integration tool set. It remains to be seen how well Connect will stack up to this.

To make use of all these many features of Connect, you’ll need to upgrade to v6.1.1 of TeamForge. There is no additional cost for Connect once you upgrade TeamForge.

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