Eclipse and Visual Studio Integration Brings SpiraTeam to Your IDE

(Inflectra Corporation, Silver Spring, MD) today announced that it has released Add-Ins for the popular Eclipse and Visual Studio Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) so that developers in languages such as C#, Java and Visual Basic can manage their assigned SpiraTeam requirements, tasks and issues/bugs in one environment.

One of the challenges facing organizations today, is the need to reduce the number of disparate systems and interfaces that people have to use to manage their software lifecycles. With SpiraTeam, organizations can migrate away from old fashioned, stove-piped separate requirements, quality assurance, software testing, project management and bug tracking systems into an integrated web-based lifecycle management system.

 

Such a seamless web-based environment provides a superb interface for business analysts, testers, managers and executives. However, developers responsible for developing the software code typically need to work in powerful IDEs that are appropriate to the type of the software being developed. Therefore to maximize efficiency and improve productivity, developers can now access their SpiraTeam information directly within their existing IDE.

 

For Visual Studio, there is an Add-In that snaps into the existing Solution Explorer, adding a project explorer that displays the assigned requirements, tasks and incidents. You can open up any of the artifacts in the main viewing pane and act on them accordingly. For Eclipse users, we have used the Mylyn task-focused interface to deliver SpiraTeam information directly into the Mylyn task repository so that using SpiraTeam is as familiar as any other part of the Eclipse environment.

 

SpiraTest® is a powerful Requirements and Test Management solution that manages a software project’s requirements, scope, use-cases, tests, releases and bugs and issues in one environment, with complete requirements traceability throughout. Customers can track every bug or issue back to the test case and test step that being executed, and from there back to the underlying requirement needing fulfillment.

SpiraPlan® provides a complete Agile Project Management System in one package, that can manages your project's requirements, releases, iterations, tasks and issues in one environment, fully synchronized. SpiraPlan® provides reporting dashboards of key project progress and risk indicators - task progress, effort slippage, project velocity, task burndown / burnup, top risk and issues – in one consolidated view.

SpiraTeam® is an integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) system that manages your project's requirements, releases, test cases, issues and tasks in one unified environment. SpiraTeam® contains all of the features provided by SpiraTest® - our highly acclaimed quality assurance system and SpiraPlan® - our agile-enabled project management solution. With integrated customizable dashboards of key project information, SpiraTeam® allows you to take control of your entire project lifecycle and synchronize the hitherto separate worlds of development and testing.

About Inflectra®

Inflectra® is a privately held software company dedicated to helping its customers - large corporations, small businesses, professional services firms, government agencies and individual developers – with the means to effectively and affordably manage their software development lifecycles, so as to decrease the time to market and increase return on investment.

Inflectra® is currently headquartered in the growing technology community of Silver Spring, Maryland located just outside Washington, D.C.

Inflectra®, SpiraTest®, SpiraPlan® and SpiraTeam® are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Inflectra Corporation.

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