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BuildForge Delivers Development Breakthrough With BuildForge Prism(TM)

Build and Release Management Leader Launches Developer Self-Service Product to Bridge Development Gaps for Higher Productivity a

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/13/06 -- BuildForge, the leading provider of build and release management software, today announced their new product, BuildForge Prism(TM), which represents the company's latest innovation to streamline development processes for higher reliability, quality, and team efficiency.

In today's complex and distributed development environments, the need to enable teams to collaborate, automate handoffs, and streamline development is critical. As development schedules are compressed, there is a marked industry need to connect development silos for more predictable, timely, and high-quality releases. BuildForge Prism bridges the gaps between configuration management and development teams by giving developers limited access to CM processes from within their preferred Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Now developers can test changes in a pre-configured environment to identify and resolve errors before they impact the rest of the team. This automation help teams embrace agile and iterative development methodologies by implementing continuous integration for faster release cycles and higher product quality.

Key capabilities of BuildForge Prism include:

Eclipse and .NET plug-in integration(TM) -- immediate build information directly from the developer's desktop

BuildForge provides plug-ins for popular IDEs including Eclipse and .NET so developers can run builds, view results, and receive e-mail notifications directly from their work environment. This eliminates dependencies on members of the CM team to run processes and provide results so developers become more productive.

Developer self-service -- both before and after source commits -- increasing quality through developer pre-flight builds while keeping teams on schedule

BuildForge Prism addresses barriers to iterative development methods and continuous integration by allowing developers to run pre-flight builds within a pre-configured CM environment before committing their changes to the source control system. This allows developers to check-in with more confidence knowing it has been tested in the production environment. If it works, BuildForge commits the code to source and lets them run a full integration test in advance of a nightly run, helping teams stay on schedule.

BuildForge LightSpeed -- accelerates code compiles for ANT, Make, and .NET using existing scripts

The final component of BuildForge Prism, LightSpeed, offers an alternative to brittle, proprietary compile accelerators by allowing teams to reduce compile times without rewriting existing scripts. By integrating with industry standard tree structures for ANT, Make, and .NET, LightSpeed's dependency managers break complex scripts into smaller units and distribute the work out to a pool of servers for optimized processing. This results in 4-20x faster builds without having to reinvent the team's processes.

With the introduction of BuildForge Prism, the company now offers a new developer user license to permit team members to run and view processes at a lower cost per seat.

"BuildForge Prism demonstrates our commitment to materially improve the overall development process, not just the work of configuration managers," said Gregg Burt, president and CEO of BuildForge. "Software quality, team productivity and time-to-market are undermined when developer and CM processes are silo'd. Prism allows teams to work together more efficiently to take cost out of the process and meet their project schedules. With this product our customers will gain greater efficiencies out of their development teams and achieve higher quality at the same time -- enabling them to get releases out faster to stay competitive."

About BuildForge

Based in Austin, Texas, BuildForge is the leading provider of build and release management software. FullControl is the first open framework that allows development teams to automate, track, audit and analyze their application development lifecycle using the tools they have in place today. BuildForge is used by industry leaders such as Symantec, Avaya, Visa, and Adobe to improve distributed team collaboration and productivity, accelerate time-to-market, and achieve sustainable development compliance.

Cheri Bergeron
BuildForge, Inc.

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