SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2011 — ThoughtWorks Studios , a global leader in Agile ALM products and services, today announced Go™ 2.2, a new version of its Agile release management platform that enables organizations to automate the entire build, test and deployment processes. Go 2.2 includes the ability to trace from deployments back to source code and requirements, and provides a state-of-the-art configuration interface for managing large and distributed installations. Also, the free Go Community Edition no longer requires a license so teams can now download, install and be up and running in seconds.
ThoughtWorks Studios continues to lead the DevOps and Continuous Delivery industry through its thought leadership, real-world implementation experience and innovative product offerings. In conjunction with the Go launch, the company today also is kicking off ThoughtWorks Live, a two-day, invitation-only executive event focused on how IT organizations can implement Continuous Delivery and emerging DevOps practices to enable rapid, incremental delivery of high-value software.
“IT organizations require operations teams to work closely with development and testing to ensure rapid, reliable releases of high quality software,” said Jez Humble, principal at ThoughtWorks Studios and co-author of the breakthrough book, Continuous Delivery. “Go 2.2 provides the traceability and configuration capabilities to implement DevOps and Continuous Delivery effectively, even in large and highly distributed organizations.”
The Go Agile release management platform enables automation of the delivery process, greater collaboration between teams involved in delivering software, and complete traceability of functionality from deployment back to source code and requirements. This enables DevOps and Continuous Delivery by facilitating collaboration between developers, testers and IT operations in large-scale, distributed organizations. Go enables large numbers of continuous integration, testing and production environments to be managed centrally, and provides push-button deployments of software.
New capabilities in Go 2.2 include:
* End-to-end Traceability: Go provides complete traceability, from deployment and source code to requirements. New, deeper integrations with Mingle allow for the automatic generation of release notes, and the ability to see both source code changes and which stories have been completed between builds or deployments. The combination of Go and Mingle represents an unparalleled end-to-end requirements and release management solution.
* State-of-the-Art Configuration Interface: Go eliminates the need to edit configuration files for unrivalled ease of management for large and distributed installations. This further reduces the risk of rapid, large-scale releases through improved visibility and control across the entire delivery process. Configuration files are now version controlled internally within Go.
* License-free Community Edition: The free Go Community Edition is now license-free, making it even easier for teams to get started with DevOps and Continuous Delivery. Just download, install and be up and running in seconds.
Go 2.2 Availability: Go 2.2 is available now as part of the Adaptive ALM™ platform from ThoughtWorks Studios. The Go Community Edition is available as a free download with no license required from the ThoughtWorks Studios website, while the full-version, Go Enterprise, is available via commercial license. For product, download and pricing information please visit (www.thoughtworks-studios.com/go-agile-release-management).
About ThoughtWorks Studios
ThoughtWorks Studios provides Agile ALM products and training. A division of the Agile consultancy ThoughtWorks, Inc., it offers the tools, coaching and experience to help companies realize the full potential of Agile-based development in the enterprise. Its Adaptive ALM™ suite, Mingle (Agile project management), Twist (Agile test automation) and Go (Agile release management/DevOps), helps organizations manage and automate the application lifecycle through an adaptive approach that supports people and processes. Its Agile Workshops deliver training for all facets of Agile ALM practices. Customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, Rackspace and Vodafone. For more information, please visit www.thoughtworks-studios.com.