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[ANN] Anthill Pro Build Management Server v2.2 Released

 
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Urbancode Announces Release of New Version of Anthill Pro
Version 2.2 of award-winning Build Management Server is �Major Step Forward�

CLEVELAND - MAY 24, 2004 - Urbancode, Inc., a Cleveland, Ohio based software company, proudly announces the release of the latest version of Anthill Pro, their award-winning Continuous Integration Build Management Server software. Anthill Pro 2.2 Build Management Server keeps track of current software development projects, schedules and executes unattended software builds, issues build success and failure reports, and increments build numbers, among other tasks, all through a convenient web-based interface. Version 2.2 introduces several new features and fixes, including �Blame the Developer�, Cron-inspired scheduling, Subversion VCS support, and improved UI performance.

�We believe Anthill Pro 2.2 is a major step forward from previous versions,� says Urbancode President Maciej Zawadzki. �Built on careful consideration of the marketplace, user demands and requests, and our own needs, because we use the product in-house, we think Anthill Pro 2.2 is at the head of the class of Continuous Integration Build Management software.� A customer base of companies like eBay, EMC, and Intel proves that Anthill Pro is enterprise-class software, but at under $1,300 per license, even startups can manage software builds like the big boys.

Created by seasoned software developers, Anthill Pro 2.2 caters to the software community by its modular design and inter-operability. Anthill Pro 2.2 functions across multiple version control systems, builders, languages, platforms, and environments, and allows for parameter, property, and command line customization of each individual build. Anthill Pro has drivers that can connect to CVS, ClearCase, Perforce, StarTeam, PVCS, VSS, Subversion, and MKS and can build in Ant (multiple versions), GNU Make, Shell Script, and Maven. Anthill Pro 2.2 can even use different JVM�s for specific builds.

Anthill Pro 2.2 features several enhancements to its already robust feature set. �Blame the Developer� is an important feature for efficient developer management. When a build fails, rather than bombard a manager or team with failed build messages, only the developer responsible for the failed build is notified � giving him or her an opportunity to correct the problem quickly and discreetly.

Anthill Pro 2.2 Scheduling is now implemented in a Cron-inspired fashion for greater flexibility. Scheduled Builds can now be set to run on certain days of the week, at certain hours of the day (or a range of hours, such as business hours), and at certain times during the hour. Intervals, both on an hourly basis and minute basis, can also be set. The net effect is that a Build Schedule can be designed, for example, to build at the top and bottom of each hour during business hours during business days. In Anthill Pro 2.2, there is no limit to the number of Build Schedule objects that can be designed.

Anthill Pro 2.2 Email Notification now includes Total Build Time and Build Time Stamps sent in every completed build email. The Anthill Pro 2.2 UI has been improved, including better Navigation Tree formatting, Build Status color staggering for easier viewing, and Build Track descriptions for quick assessment of potentially cumbersome Build Status tables. VCS logs have improved formatting for easier web-based viewing. Also, many user-identified issues have been addressed.

Anthill Pro 2.2 is available for a fully-functional 30-day evaluation at http://www.urbancode.com/products/anthillpro/secure/protected/download.jsp. Please contact Maciej Zawadzki at 216-858-9000 for further information. Webex or live demonstrations are available by appointment only.

About Urbancode, Inc: Urbancode was founded in 1996 as a Java development shop specializing in massively-integrated, massively multi-user systems, such as games, online casinos, e-business systems and extranets, and financial networks. Urbancode�s expertise in secure, stable, scalable multi-user system programming has earned them a client base of companies like Federal Express, Alamo Rent-a-car, Intel, eBay, EMC, and Penton Media.
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