Helping Implement and Customize Your Tools
Putting Application Lifecycle Management to work starts with the team and the code. The right tools foster collaboration and communication without creating overhead or getting in the team’s way. Northwest Cadence can help you pick the right tools, install and configure them, maintain them, and pair them with the right practices to deliver rapid productivity gains.
Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Whether on-premise or cloud-based via Azure, TFS offers a stable repository and collaboration platform supporting the spectrum of ALM practices. A wide range of installation and licensing options make TFS affordable and easy for small teams, but extensible and highly scalable for large and/or distributed organizations, and all the stages in between.
The entire team interacts with TFS, even developers on other platforms (Eclipse-based IDEs, Linux and Mac), so everyone shares information in real time and stays in sync.
Code was fun to write in a text editor, too. But a full-featured, modern IDE – with tooling to explore, analyze, test and debug software as it’s coded – makes it even easier to craft complex, innovative applications quickly and with high quality.
Introduced with Visual Studio 2012, Test Professional was built from the ground up to support sophisticated testing and quality needs: test management, test execution and instrumentation, integrated rich bug tracking, and lab management.
From other Microsoft family products to third-party plug-ins to open-source projects on CodePlex and the Visual Studio ALM Ranger community, the Visual Studio ecosystem extends and enhances ALM practices.
Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server is usually only one part of the mix. We also work with and integrate a wide range of tools, including open source and competitive tools. This gives your team the power to extend the great Microsoft platform to include tools that solve specific problems.