New tool helps enterprises manage software development activities across mainframe and distributed platforms such as Windows, Unix and Linux.
LAS VEGASComputer Associates International Inc. Monday announced the expansion of its software change management suite to support cross-platform change management.
The Islandia, N.Y., company announced the extensions to its AllFusion line of application lifecycle management tools at its CA World conference here.
Among the new pieces or enhancements to the companys AllFusion Change Management Suite are AllFusion Change Manager Enterprise Workbench and AllFusion Endevor Change Manager 4.0. The AllFusion Change Manager Enterprise Workbench is new technology aimed at helping enterprises manage software development activities across mainframe and distributed platforms such as Windows, Unix and Linux, said Gregory Clancy, AllFusion brand manager at CA. AllFusion Endevor Change Manager 4.0 is a new version of CAs change and configuration management software.
Clancy said the workbench product gives developers a central place for managing changes to source code and handling other configuration-related issues in the development process.
In addition, it is integrated with AllFusion Endevor Change Manager as well as the AllFusion Harvest Change Manager, which enables users to manage development efforts across an enterprise and throughout the overall application development lifecycle.
New in AllFusion Endevor Change Manager 4.0 is support for Unix Systems Service and Hierarchical File System, as well as element registration and element catalog, support for long element and file names, and improved name masking, among other new features, Clancy said.
Clancy said CAs extensions to its suite are "important because today a lot of customers are struggling with how to manage and control their different development activities on different platforms, such as J2EE [Java 2 Enterprise Edition], .Net, etc."