Software Configuration Management Tools
Software Configuration Management Tools Overview
What are Software Configuration Management Tools?
Software Configuration Management (SCM) Tools handle the task of tracking and controlling changes in the software. This includes identifying individual elements and configurations, tracking changes, and version selection, control, and baselining. Some products also include defect tracking capabilities.
SCM Tools Features & Capabilities
Version management / Single source of truth
Integration with other development tools
Workflow and process automation
Rapid reliable rebuilds
Automated cleanup of dead code branches
Rapid hotfix and feature release
Software Configuration Management vs. Configuration Management
Software configuration management is primarily focused on revision control. This category is part of a broader category called Configuration Management. Configuration Management goes beyond revision control to include capabilities such as monitoring and asset discovery, patch management, software deployment and distribution, and automated administration and maintenance. This broader category has become important with the advent of DevOps which brings development and IT closer together through continuous deployment.
Software Configuration Management Products
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) is an agile development product that is an extension of the Microsoft Visual Studio architecture. VSTS includes software development, collaboration, and reporting capabilities.
Multinational company Perforce, headquartered in Alameda, California offers software configuration and version control.
AccuRev, a software configuration management offering, is now owned and supported by Micro Focus since the December 2013 acquisition.
IBM ClearQuest is an application development and production system, for change and defect tracking.
IBM Rational RequitePro is an application requirement management offering.
IBM Rational ClearCase offers software configuration management and version control.
Visual SourceSafe is a discontinued source control software offering, from Microsoft.
Multinational Serena Software, headquartered in San Mateo, California, offers the Serena Business Manager for software configuration management.
ChangeMan from Serena Software is a software configuration management option.
CA Endevor Software Change Manager is a software configuration management option, from CA Technologies.
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Micro Focus offers ZENworks Patch Management (formerly Novel ZENworks Patch Management), which is part of the ZENworks Suite and also available as an individual solution to rolling out patches and ensuring software security is updated to prevent viruses and bugs.
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