Press Release

05 May 2011

The next frontier of software development: social coding for Subversion

uberSVN, WANdisco’s new free open ALM platform, gives Subversion a social coding environment for the first time, massively boosting developer productivity

 WANdisco, a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, is propelling software development into a new dimension thanks to the built-in social coding environment introduced by uberSVN.

A major new product designed to transform the world’s most popular source code management (SCM) system into an open, extensible platform for application lifecycle management (ALM), uberSVN has already recorded thousands of downloads since being released two weeks ago.

In addition to plug-and-play flexibility, rich system and user administration capabilities, uberSVN provides a built-in social coding environment for Subversion that takes enterprise software development beyond the limits of email, wikis, defect trackers, peer-code-review-tools and other applications typically used to manage projects.

uberSVN’s social coding environment reflects the convergence of social networking paradigms, represented by Facebook and Twitter that foster instant communication, and the collaborative development models of open source communities where software with features similar to these social networking sites was first used. And it’s having the same positive impact on software quality and developer productivity behind corporate firewalls that it’s had in the open source communities that have delivered such market-dominating software as the Apache web server, Linux operating system and even Subversion itself.

"uberSVN is truly groundbreaking. For the first time ever, the kind of social coding tools commonly used in the open source world are available to tackle the challenges of enterprise software development,” said David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco. "With these features, uberSVN will enable the same high levels of developer productivity and software quality found in the best open source communities to be achieved behind corporate firewalls.”

uberSVN is organized around development teams and their activities. Each team has a home page that profiles the team members, lists the projects they’re working on, the repositories they’re using and their latest activity and status. Team members can see each other’s real-time progress by simply subscribing to Twitter-like feeds that managers can also monitor.

With uberSVN, just like developers in an open source community, software engineers in corporate IT environments can rapidly exchange information and continually learn from one another. The overall skill level of the development team goes up and the all-too-common pitfall of reinventing the wheel is avoided. The end result is higher quality software delivered in far less time.

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uberSVN is available now, completely free of charge at:

Learn more about uberSVN – Free webinar hosted by Computer Weekly’s Adrian Bridgwater.

To learn how your organization can benefit from WANdisco’s new uberSVN product, please join him and WANdisco in a free public webinar on Wednesday June 1 at 9 am PDT. Register here:

About Subversion

Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software.

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About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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WANdisco plc
Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications