Leading Analyst Firm Names Tasktop Technologies 'Cool Vendor'

Vendors selected are cited for being innovative, impactful and intriguing

VANCOUVER, April 28, 2010 Tasktop Technologies, creators of Eclipse Mylyn and the leading provider of task management solutions for application lifecycle management (ALM), today announced that it has been named a "Cool Vendor" in Gartner's "Cool Vendors in the Application Development, 2010" report published April 21, 2010 by industry analyst Thomas Murphy.

"We believe Tasktop's inclusion in Gartner's Cool Vendor report emphasizes the growing need for a task management solution that integrates heterogeneous ALM stacks, whether open source based, best-of-breed, or Agile-specific," said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. "It's great to see Gartner recognize Tasktop's products, open source community, and broad ecosystem of leading Agile and ALM vendors that are working with Tasktop to bring developer productivity to the next level through task-focused collaboration."

Tasktop invented the task-focused interface and created the Mylyn and Tasktop Pro task management tools to help developers double their productivity by making it effortless to organize work around tasks and automatically presenting the most relevant source code and project management information associated with each task. In addition, Tasktop has collaborated with the leading application management tool vendors to develop APIs that allow Tasktop Pro to serve as an integration hub for accessing and updating ALM systems. To date, there are more than 45 public integrations for Tasktop Pro and over a million users of the open source Mylyn tool.

Most recently, Tasktop announced the completion of several new integrations, including VersionOne and ThoughtWorks Studios' Adaptive ALM solution. The company also continues to expand support for the IBM Rational suite, including ClearQuest, ClearCase and Rational Team Concert, as well as ALM solutions from vendors such as Atlassian, CollabNet and Rally. In addition, the company was recognized at last month's EclipseCon 2010, where it was named the winner of the Eclipse Community Awards for Best RCP Application.

For more information on Tasktop Technologies or the company's product and service offering please visit: http://tasktop.com

About Gartner's Cool Vendor

Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose.Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Pro is the company's enterprise-ready product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email and calendars. Tasktop Technologies also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit http://tasktop.com.


Christie Denniston
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