Perforce Teams with Leading Git Client Developer fournova
ALAMEDA, Calif. and Berlin (October 6, 2015) – Perforce Software and fournova today announced a distribution agreement that allows Perforce customers to purchase the Tower 2 Git client, which supports one-click connection to Git repositories managed by Helix GitSwarm. Helix GitSwarm, also announced today, is a complete Git ecosystem whose repositories automatically mirror code managed within the Perforce Helix collaboration and version control platform.
Tower is a powerful Git client that makes using Git easy and more efficient. Users benefit from its elegant and comprehensive interface and a feature set that exposes the full power of Git. Tower abstracts Git’s complexity for new users, but also supplies advanced functions such as single-line staging, submodule support and file history.
Helix GitSwarm is a complete Git management solution that provides Git project management, a merge-request workflow, issue tracking and an integrated wiki. Based on the popular GitLab project, Helix GitSwarm serves developer teams as well as enterprise requirements for DevOps, digital asset management, global distribution, high performance at petabyte scale, quality, security, process management and governance.
“Tower is the best Git client on the market,” said Christopher Hoover, VP of product strategy at Perforce. “Making it available with Helix GitSwarm helps us deliver the best experience to the individual developer, while Perforce Helix delivers the control, traceability and security required by large-scale enterprise deployments.”
Over 50,000 customers—from independent developers and startups to Fortune 100 companies—already rely on Tower to easily and productively work with Git through a native desktop application. Available on OS X today, Tower will soon be available on Windows.
“Git is an essential tool for software development and we’ve worked hard to make it accessible to beginners and advanced developers alike,” said Julian Rothkamp, CMO at fournova. “By integrating with Helix GitSwarm we have made Tower easy to adopt by an enterprise that needs the flexibility of Git as well as the discipline and control available through Perforce.”
Helix GitSwarm is sold and supported by Perforce and is available immediately as part of the Perforce Helix platform.
fournova is an independent software startup from Germany with offices in Berlin and Stuttgart. Founded in 2010 fournova develops Mac apps such as the popular Git client Tower, which helps over 50,000 customers in companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, Twitter and Salesforce to productively work with the Git version control system. For more information, please visit www.fournova.com
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