Perforce users often want a tool that can assist with managing bug reporting, tracing modifications to Perforce, and helping a quality assurance team track tickets and changes. Jira is frequently the tool of choice for providing these capabilities; however, there is no tool within Jira that natively performs these integrations. In this blog, we’ll take a look at a few tools that provide these integration capabilities.
- Perforce and Jira plugin (PaJ) – PaJ integrates Perforce and Jira. The plugin is offered by Atlassian, Go2Group, and other vendors. It does not provide the extra capabilities that are offered by the next two tools in this list.
- Fisheye – Fisheye was designed to integrate Perforce data into Jira, and is offered by Atlassian. Fisheye replaced a plugin that Atlassian had offered previously, and it provides more capabilities than a simple plugin. The product displays an index of all integration activities – based on the index, Fisheye can maintain statistics relating to Perforce. It also can be used to create charts and graphs, transforming raw data into visual reports. Fisheye is available from Atlassian and other vendors. Go2Group offers sales and support for Fisheye.
- ConnectALL– ConnectALL, from Go2Group, also integrates Perforce with Jira. ConnectALL is an application that integrates Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. For example, using ConnectALL, Perforce can be integrated with IBM Rational DOORS, HPE Quality Center, Jira, and a wide range of other ALM tools. With ConnectALL, code developed in Perforce can be transparently shared between applications. ConnectALL does not provide the statistics and charts that Fisheye does, but unlike Fisheye, ConnectALL is designed for the integration of a variety of development tools.
Contact Go2Group to purchase Fisheye or for assistance in setting up and configuring Fisheye. Go2Group also sells and supports the PaJ plugin. Go2Group’s experts can demonstrate how ConnectALL can integrate Perforce to Jira, and to many other ALM systems. Contact Go2Group for ConnectALL sales information and product support.
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Doug Bass is a certified Atlassian consultant and trainer and a certified ScrumMaster. He is an experienced systems architect with experience in distributed application design, database architecture, network design, and project management. Author of the first relational database for military applications in the UK and the first java-internet based chat application, Doug teaches classes in object-oriented design. He holds a Masters Degree in Information Architecture. He is a consulting partner for Atlassian’s product suite, and architect of several of Go2Group’s products including the CRM Plugin (JIRA and Salesforce integration), JIRA/Perforce plugin, and ConnectALL (a multi-application synchronization solution). Doug contributes his free time to the United States Power Squadron where he teaches classes on safe boating.