The Continuous Integration (CI) concept has been around for well over 15 years now. Agile teams have been successfully implementing this approach with CruiseControl, Build Forge, Jenkins, Bamboo, and other CI software. The idea is great, but the popular implementations have a major flaw – the integration isn’t truly continuous. I would call them Continuous Sporadic Integration systems. Let me explain, and share an alternative approach – Reactive CI.
HCL Technologies and IBM recently entered into a strategic IP partnership, designed to grow and invest in several products including Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest. The partnership was announced in late 2016. HCL is now responsible for ongoing product development and support, and has plans for significant product investment to deliver new features and functionality.
Looking forward to meeting current and future users of Rational ClearCase and ClearQuest at the upcoming IBM Interconnect conference. The IBM + HCL strategic partnership is bringing new technical vitality to these products and we will be highlighting this in our recently updated roadmap for both products.