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Press Release : Go 12.1 Enables Continuous Delivery for .Net
on 2012/3/6 3:18:11 (626 reads)
Press Release

ThoughtWorks Studios, a global leader in enterprise Agile development products and services, announced the availability of Go 12.1 – a new release designed specifically for Microsoft .Net development environments. This new release of Go supports Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) as a Source Code Management (SCM) repository.

With this new capability, .Net development teams can benefit from a broad range of Go features, including:

. Adaptability:
Modeling of the deployment process – and using the build pipeline feature to streamline build, test and deployment processes and get fast feedback on the production readiness of applications.

· Automation:
Enabling deployment automation – enabling close interaction between teams at every stage of the software development life cycle. This automation allows for rapid feedback – build or deployment errors are caught at an early stage where they can be readily fixed.

· Visibility:
Go provides transparency and visibility into the deployment process. Users are aware of the current status of builds – enabling them to manage risk, make better decisions, and deliver high quality releases.

. TFS integration:
Users can trace deployments back to changesets in TFS. They can also compare pipelines to determine which TFS changesets get deployed.

“We’ve heard from numerous .Net development teams of their need for a improved software deployment process – from build to deployment. With this announcement, they have a very desirable alternative to TFS for builds”, said Chad Wathington, Vice President of Product for ThoughtWorks Studios. “In addition, these teams can have practical tool support for Continuous Delivery – enabling predictable, reliable, and repeatable deployment process.”

Also with this release, Go has been moved to a model of Continuous Delivery – with more frequent releases of modular functionality. With this approach, users will benefit from more rapid delivery of valuable software. To reflect this new modular release approach, a new naming convention has been adopted – the release year followed by the release number for that year. Go 12.1 represents the first release for 2012.

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 http://www.thoughtworks-studios.com.

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