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Rally Software and Tasktop Technologies Partner to Extend Rally's Support for the Eclipse IDE

Rally Builds on Existing Eclipse Plug-In to Create a Seamless Environment for Developers and Testers Using Agile Software Develo

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and BOULDER, Colo., March 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally Software Development Corp., the leading on-demand provider of Agile software life cycle management solutions, and Tasktop Technologies, the company formed by the creators of the Mylar open source project, today announced a partnership to build Rally's next-generation of support for the growing number of developers and testers working within the Eclipse IDE.

"Rally's vision is to create a collaborative hub for Agile software development where each role can use their preferred tools to work together as an Agile team," said Zach Nies, VP of product development for Rally. "With their expertise in the Eclipse Mylar framework, Tasktop is well-positioned to help us deliver seamless integration between Rally's Agile life cycle management solution and the Eclipse IDE."

Building on the Mylar framework, Tasktop will provide seamless support for developers using Rally's Agile life cycle management tools to access their user stories, defects and tasks. Mylar's task-focused interaction technology has improved the way developers work. Current IDEs overload developers with tens of thousands of source code artifacts, meaning that team members often spend more time searching, scrolling and navigating than programming. Mylar enhances developer productivity by seamlessly integrating tasks into Eclipse and automatically managing the context of those tasks as developers work.

"To deliver on the full potential of Agile methods, users need integration between project management tools and the developers' workflow," states Mik Kersten, lead of the Mylar project ( and president and CTO of Tasktop Technologies. "Working together, Rally and Tasktop will provide a seamless linking of project tasks to source code artifacts by combining Rally's leading Agile tools with the productivity benefits of Mylar and the Eclipse IDE."

Rally and Eclipse are already closely integrated through Rally's Eclipse plug-in. Rally's partnership with Tasktop Technologies further extends that integration by leveraging the productivity-enhancing features of the Mylar project.

About Rally

From an initial pilot project to enterprise rollout, Rally helps organizations succeed with Agile software development -- one of the fastest growing trends in the technology industry. Rally's Agile life cycle management products give teams the visibility and collaboration needed to deliver high-value software in rapid iterations, and its world-renown coaching services help mentor teams to create internal Agile experts. Rally maps an incremental road to Agile adoption for thousands of subscribers from leading software vendors, Internet companies and corporate development teams. Based in Boulder, Colo., the company is privately held and backed by Mobius Venture Capital, Boulder Ventures and Vista Ventures. For more information, visit

About Tasktop

Tasktop Technologies provides consulting, training and support for Eclipse, Mylar and Task-Focused programming and management. Tasktop is a new company formed by the creators of Mylar and inventors of the Task-Focused User Interface technology. Tasktop's goal is to bring about the Task-Focused Desktop, an environment that delivers to all knowledge workers the productivity benefits that are now available to developers using Mylar. For more information about the company and upcoming products, see

Tasktop is a trademark of Tasktop Technologies Inc. Rally media contact: Catapult PR-IR Christie Denniston [email protected] 303-581-7760 ext. 13

Rally Software Development Corp.

CONTACT: Christie Denniston of Catapult PR-IR, +1-303-581-7760, ext. 13,
[email protected], for Rally Software Development Corp.

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