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TeamPulse Integrates Bug Tracking and Test Studio

Telerik adds bug tracking to its Web-based Silverlight application for Agile development teams.

Telerik has announced integration between its TeamPulse and Test Studio suites this week, along with the release of major updates to both products.

TeamPulse is a Web-based Silverlight application for Agile project management. The latest version, announced on Wednesday, adds bug, risk and issue trackings, as well as enhanced integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Telerik Test Studio, the updated version of WebUI Test Studio, released earlier this week.

The new Bug Tracking module in TeamPulse supports the capture, triage and assignment of code flaws, providing tools for developers to reproduce reported bugs and prioritize them for remediation. According to Todd Anglin, chief technical evangelist at Telerik, the Bug Tracking module enables teams to get after the issues that matter the most.

"You don't end up with a stale list of bugs," Anglin said. "This really elevates the TeamPulse product into a new category."

Also new to this version of TeamPulse is the My Perspective view, which provides an individualized dashboard focusing on the code and issues relevant to each developer in the team. The facility includes a Best Practice Analyzer that notifies developers when they stray from Agile best practices.

Agile development is bolstered by the new interactive TaskBoard feature, which is intended to replace traditional whiteboards and sticky notes in the daily Scrum meetings typical of Agile development processes. The feature allows dev managers to support Agile practices across distributed teams.

The latest version of TeamPulse adds integration with Telerik's recently updated Test Studio product, allowing developers to quickly generate functional tests in Test Studio based on feature acceptance tests defined in TeamPulse. It also extends TFS integration, with two-way synchronization with TFS now supporting bug, issue and risk tracking.

TeamPulse is priced at $249 per user for a perpetual license, with available bulk discounts. Renewal fee terms are also available. The Standard Edition license supports an unlimited number of projects and has no restriction on the number of licensed developers. The Community Edition of TeamPulse, available for download here, supports a single project and up to five users.

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Michael Desmond is an editor and writer for 1105 Media's Enterprise Computing Group.

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