JetBrains TeamCity 2.0 Includes TFS Integration

TeamCity 2.0 from JetBrains offers Web-hosted build-and-test management for Visual Studio and Eclipse, among others.

Czech Republic-based JetBrains has updated TeamCity, its entry into the Web-hosted build-and-test management space. New features of the 2.0 release are "productivity plug-ins" for Visual Studio, Eclipse and IntelliJ IDEA, the company's own proprietary IDE.

TeamCity 2.0 now integrates with Team Foundation Server's (TFS) version control system, according to JetBrains. Users can conduct remote runs as well as delayed commitments to their code base and look at test failures for specific builds.

The Delayed Commit feature serves as a gatekeeper. Changes to code get entered into the version control system only if they pass a series of remotely conducted tests. Developers can address indicated failures within their IDE.

The Remote Run feature lets users test code after making changes without involving the version control system. Files go up to the server directly; from there TeamCity grabs source files from the code base and generates a build for the user to test remotely.

Forrester Research Inc. analyst Carey Schwaber says JetBrains is well-regarded in Java circles due to IntelliJ. "They're one of the few vendors out there that has continued to make money off Java development environments, but it's clear that they're also looking to branch out into less commoditized spaces," she says.

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