Gears Product Line Engineering Lifecycle Framework Integrations

BigLever's Gears Product Line Engineering (PLE) Lifecycle Framework™ provides a common set of industry-standard PLE concepts and constructs to enable the integration of existing or new tools, assets and processes across the full system and software development lifecycle – from business case and analysis, to requirements, design, implementation, testing, delivery, maintenance and evolution (click image to enlarge).

The Gears Framework extends rather than replaces your existing systems and software engineering toolset, is agnostic, and integrates easily with your existing:

  • Programming languages and compilers, suchasJava, C, C++, C#, Ada, Perl, XML, HTML
  • Integrated development environments
  • Requirements management systems
  • Configuration management systems
  • Build tools, such as make, gmake, nmake, ANT, Maven, Build Forge
  • Quality management tools
  • Model-driven development tools
  • Word processors and documentation tools

The PLE Ecosystem of Engineering Tool Makers

The Product Line Engineering (PLE) Ecosystem is an open community of world-class tool providers – including developers of commercial, open source, customized, integrated or proprietary Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tools – established for the benefit of engineering organizations seeking consistent, compatible, fully unified PLE solutions. If you are a tool maker, you can become part of the ecosystem by building PLE bridges for your tools to offer valuable new PLE extensions to your customers or user communities.

The Gears Framework is the technology foundation – and provides the PLE Bridge API – for enabling engineering tool makers to become part of the PLE ecosystem. The PLE Bridge API allows tool developers to make their tools "product line aware" and ready to be included in the unified PLE solutions used by a rapidly growing number of engineering organizations.

>> About the PLE ecosystem.

Catalogue of Available Bridge Solutions

Bridge integration solutions are available for a broad range of third party tools across the full engineering lifecycle. Current integrations include BigLever Bridges for IBM Rational, Serena, Microsoft, Perforce and Open Source development tools.

>> See PLE Bridges.