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What is UrbanCode Release?

IBM UrbanCode® Release is a collaborative release management solution that helps you plan, execute and track a release through every stage of the delivery lifecycle.

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What UrbanCode Release can help you do

Environment management

Makes it easier to allocate environments to development and testing phases in a release, providing better visibility and control.

Integration capabilities

Makes it possible to interface with IBM Rational Team Concert® and IBM UrbanCode Deploy. Responds to notifications and tasks with the iOS mobile app.

Collaborative planning

Includes a full set of capabilities designed to reduce the time you spend in release-planning meetings and reviews.

Key features

Allocate environments

Track releases to their particular environments to help ensure that code is deployed to the appropriate environment. Define unique process requirements for specific environments. Perform both repeatable environment-specific tasks and configuration tasks that are only executed once.

Define a release

Identify the set of applications that will participate in a release. Define release-process checklist items such as documentation reviews, project kickoff dates and release-ready review dates. Establish production dates for applications deployed in any given year.

Integrate with other software

View the business content of a release when you integrate with IBM Rational Team Concert. Automate deployments for a multi-application release when you integrate with IBM UrbanCode Deploy. Respond to notifications and tasks anywhere and anytime, with near real-time access to release and deployment status from the iOS mobile app.

Create a lifecycle template

Construct a reusable release process template (called a “lifecycle”) to describe the path to production through the development and testing phases. Define lifecycles for different types of releases and business units. Specify quality gates to help ensure the software meets the specified criteria for a phase before being deployed into an environment.

Gain greater visibility

Gain visibility into every part of the release with the reusable Deployment Plan. Track tasks assigned to users, roles and automated systems. Automatically disseminate plan changes to other scheduled deployments that use the same master plan. Support simplified plans for continuous delivery in early integration and testing environments.

Product Integrations

IBM UrbanCode Deploy

Use UrbanCode Release to orchestrate multiple UrbanCode Deploy applications. Trigger orders and deployments while providing additional visibility, traceability and auditing capabilities.

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JIRA is an issue tracking product developed by Atlassian. With the JIRA plug-in for UrbanCode Release, work items are accessible on the Impact Analysis view. You get automated and customizable field mapping.

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Hundreds of other integrations

Make deployment processes stronger and easier to design. Use tested integrations with dozens of tools and technologies from IBM, open source and third parties.

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Get started

This step-by-step tutorial gives you hands-on experience with IBM UrbanCode continuous-delivery tools.