TechExcel, a leading provider of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions, today announced its suite of software development tools now provide out-of-the-box support for GIT, the open source distributed version control system (DVCS) designed for speed and efficiency. The seamless integration with TechExcel’s ALM solution, DevSuite, increases the agility of developers using GIT and provides managers and QA teams with full transparency and traceability throughout the development lifecycle.

“Support for GIT has become one of the most requested features from our customers,” said Dr. Tieren Zhou, TechExcel Founder and Chief Software Architect. “The combination of GIT’s flexibility and the comprehensive issue management capabilities of DevSuite helps our customers more efficiently manage distributed development projects and move to faster, more frequent release cycles.”

The DevSuite-GIT integration makes it easy for developers to associate all code commits with the bugs, issues and development tasks managed within DevSuite. Using “pre-push” hooks to launch the tracker interface, developers can select one or multiple issues from their project or sub-project. “Post retrieve” hooks then ensure all work is automatically updated within the issue management software.

Developers can also associate details and meaning to code commits, such as who did what, when and why. Users can also generate detailed reports for all GIT commits linked to bugs, issues and tasks. This provides organizations with a clear audit tracking, enabling full traceability and effectively managing task ownership, status and activity.

TechExcel DevSuite seamlessly integrates with more than 20 version control systems, enabling organizations to use the SCM tool of their choice, and is designed specifically to manage both Agile and traditional projects. The comprehensive suite streamlines requirements, development and QA processes and includes a fully definable user interface that allows complete workflow and UI customization based on project complexity and needs of cross-functional teams.  DevSuite also features built-in multi-site support for distributed teams, two-way integration with MS Word and third-party integrations using RESTful API’s.  Dynamic, real-time reporting and analytics also enable faster issue detection and resolution.