JetBrains upgrades TeamCity with cloud capabilities

With the TeamCity 5.0 build management tool, users can deploy on Amazon's EC2

With an upgrade to its TeamCity distributed build management and continuous integration tool, JetBrains is highlighting integration with the Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) platform to accommodate variable loads depending on activity levels.

Available Thursday, Version 5.0 of TeamCity puts build agents on Amazon EC2 with on-demand image-starting and stopping for idle images.

[ JetBrains recently unveiled an open source version of its IntelliJ Idea Java IDE. ]

"You can put TeamCity server and all agents on the cloud and TeamCity will start new agents, depending on current load," said Pavel Sher, TeamCity project manager at JetBrains. This benefits users who perhaps do not want to install the TeamCity software in their own networks or do not have enough hardware to do so, Sher explained.

TeamCity features unit testing, code quality analysis, and early reporting on build problems, JetBrains said.  In addition to its cloud support, version 5.0 also offers issue tracker integration with technologies like Jira and Bugzilla; improved support for the Maven build management tool and build configuration templates to eliminate redundancies in build configuration settings.

Code coverage analysis has been improved for Java and .Net.  Also, project archiving templates in version 5.0 put inactive projects out of site. Users can view the status of a change across build configurations on a single page. Support for the Git and Mercurial version control systems is bundled in with TeamCity 5.0.

The enterprise version of TeamCity costs about $2,000 for new customers.

This story, "JetBrains upgrades TeamCity with cloud capabilities," was originally published at InfoWorld.com. Follow the latest developments in application development at InfoWorld.com.

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