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TeamWall Server Interview

What’s New in TeamWall 1.2?

Jessica Thornsby

TeamWall helps agile Teams to get continuous code feedback.

Version 1.2 of the TeamWall server was recently released with support for Bugzilla and Brick. In this interview, JAXenter speaks to founder of 40 Bits Software Oliver Wehrens, to find out more about the product, and what’s new in the latest release…….

JAXenter: What is the relationship between TeamWall and Agile?

Oliver Wehrens: TeamWall helps agile Teams to get continuous code feedback. Whenever code is checked in or a customer reports an issue the team gets notified. Everybody is always aware what happens. If there are bugs, the code does not compile or if the (long running) code analysis found a problem, getting feedback right away enables the team to fix it while they know what they working on. Traditionally most of this happened after developers were handing the code over to testers. Even if people were using tools like SonarSource Sonar or Structure 101, a lot of good information is hidden in tool specific dashboards which in practice not many teams look at regularly. TeamWall is meant to run on big screen TVs in the team room of the developers and to give them instant feedback which helps them to write a better code base.

JAXenter: What technologies help TeamWall provide continuous code feedback?

Oliver Wehrens: TeamWall is mostly written in Java using Spring MVC and jQuery. TeamWall already includes data providers for Jetbrains TeamCity, Hudson, Atlassian Jira, Bugzilla, Sonar, HeadWay Structure 101 and more.

JAXenter: How does the developer write their own bricks, for use with TeamWall?

Oliver Wehrens: Writing your own brick to display in TeamWall is easy, even writing your own data provider is not hard at all. We provide an API via our Maven repository and all a developers has to do is to implement two interfaces. Checkout our website for more information.

JAXenter: What’s new in 1.2 release?

Oliver Wehrens: In 1.2 we added support for Bugzilla, we did some graphical enhancements for disabling/enabling brick system wide and we added the possibility to preview a brick while adding it to an existing wall so you know what it looks like.

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