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Borland Introduces TeamInspector™ to Verify Software ‘Release Readiness’

Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ: BORL) (www.borland.com), the global leader in Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), today announced Borland® TeamInspector™, a ‘release readiness’ system that gathers and reveals key metrics – code analysis, test coverage, standards compliance and build trends – to give development managers factual evidence that the software they deliver is ready for customer use.

“TeamInspector provides visibility into the quality of a software organization’s output through metrics that tell the real story – whether the code is solid, has been adequately tested, was built to standard, and is maintainable,” said David Wilby, vice president of product strategy at Borland. “TeamInspector brings a more systematic, fact-based approach to verifying that a software release is ready to deploy.”

TeamInspector is the newest addition to Borland Management Solutions (BMS), the software delivery management platform that enables organizations to better track, measure, predict and improve delivery performance and quality. As part of the continuous build and integration process, TeamInspector’s automated inspectors gather and aggregate key readiness metrics from an array of developer test utilities, static code analysis and build tools. It then presents them in a single, actionable dashboard that displays real time and trend information across projects.

“A failure in a business-critical application due to the quality of the software (code and design) can easily cost a company more than just money. It destroys trust between provider and user,” said Bola Rotibi, analyst with Macehiter Ward-Dutton. “Employing a release readiness strategy and tooling to remove defects in the development phase and earlier is an effective and efficient strategy for minimizing the impact to cost and quality.”

TeamInspector: The Software Release Readiness “Stamp of Approval”

Going beyond build management, TeamInspector helps minimize the risk of release failure by continuously monitoring the code and core assets of any software system across a multi-project portfolio, delivering the results in a single dashboard. TeamInspector includes:

  • Inspector Infrastructure

By providing a framework for the systematic inspection of code and related assets, TeamInspector allows customers to automatically monitor software quality early and often during the development process. TeamInspector’s automated “inspectors” gather and reveal metrics about all code-related aspects of a release. Today, TeamInspector includes inspectors for Ant, NAnt, Checkstyle, Emma, JUnit and NUnit. Borland plans to continue to expand this inspector library.

  • Portfolio Dashboards

TeamInspector’s cross-project dashboards aggregate metrics from the various tools to display key risk and “readiness” indicators such as test coverage, static code analysis, build trends and standards compliance trends. These actionable dashboards show the “big picture” – not just for a single release, but across many projects – allowing development managers to see relationships and dependencies between individual data so that they can identify project risks early and make fact-based, metric-driven decisions.

  • Build and Continuous Integration Environment

TeamInspector integrates with common Software Configuration and Change management (SCCM) tools, including Perforce®, Subversion® and Borland StarTeam®, and its inspectors automatically and seamlessly gather information from multiple sources when common events such as a code check in or builds occur.

Borland Management Solutions: Unlocking the Black Box

Borland Management Solutions (BMS) include products and a set of service packages that help software delivery organizations align their efforts with business priorities, improve their overall organizational performance, and gain confidence in their ability to consistently deliver quality results.

Built on Borland's Open ALM Framework, Borland TeamDemand®, TeamFocus™ and TeamAnalytics® and now TeamInspector work with a range of ALM tools and processes to offer complete visibility, process support and interactive dashboards that use historic and real-time ALM data to track and measure software delivery performance.

Availability

TeamInspector is available immediately. For more information on TeamInspector, visit: http://www.borland.com/us/products/team/team-inspector/index.html.

Learn More About Release Readiness

Agile community leaders David Anderson, Mary Poppendieck and Ken Schwaber will discuss release readiness in a live Web cast on March 4, 2009. Click here to register.

About Borland

Founded in 1983, Borland (NASDAQ: BORL) is the leading vendor of Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions – open to customers’ processes, tools and platforms – providing the flexibility to manage, measure and improve the software delivery process. To learn more about maximizing the business value of software, visit http://www.borland.com.

Borland, TeamInspector, StarTeam, TeamDemand, TeamFocus, TeamAnalytics and all other Borland brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Perforce and all other Perforce brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Perforce Software, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Subversion and all other CollabNet brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of CollabNet, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the features available in, and the potential benefits to be derived from, Borland products and solutions, plans for future features to be available in products and the release dates, plans and market acceptance of such products and solutions, including Borland Open ALM products and solutions. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in Borland’s ability to deliver its products and services, software errors or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Borland is under no obligation to update its forward-looking statements. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.

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