Flashline Upgrades Software Reuse Platform
Upgrade adds collaboration and integration capabilities.Flashline Inc. on Monday will announce a new version of its software reuse platform, with collaboration and integration capabilities. The Cleveland-based company will announce Flashline Component Manager Enterprise Edition (CMEE) 3.2, which supports collaboration among software developers and enables them to integrate new and reusable software assetssuch as components and code librarieswith existing frameworks and systems, the company said. Among the new features in the CMEE 3.2 are discussion forums for developers to chat about their reusable software components, enhanced integration with software configuration management (SCM) systems for better version control, and the ability to upload and import reusable software components, said Flashline officials.
Michael Blechar, vice president of Internet and e-Business Technologies at Gartner Inc., said that as reusable components and Web services become more prevalent there will be more of a need for developers to collaborate in the development of applications and new Web services. "As a best practice, IS staff should be organized in a manner to do both development and maintenance based on the interrelationships of tightly coupled components," Blechar said in a statement. "In this environment, enabled communication and coordination of software assets across teams is critical. By utilizing these best practices, organizations are realizing the bottom line benefits of asset reuse and ultimate increases in productivity."