Developers responsible for developing the software code typically need to work in powerful IDEs that are appropriate to the type of the software being developed. Therefore to maximize efficiency and improve productivity, developers can now access their SpiraPlan information directly within their existing IDE. For Visual Studio, there is an Add-In that snaps into the existing Solution Explorer, adding a project explorer that displays the assigned requirements, tasks and incidents. You can open up any of the artifacts in the main viewing pane and act on them accordingly. For Eclipse users, we have used the Mylyn task-focused interface to deliver SpiraPlan information directly into the Mylyn task repository so that using SpiraTeam is as familiar as any other part of the Eclipse environment.
Visual Studio Integration
|SpiraPlan can be used in conjunction with the Visual Studio (VS) integrated development environment (IDE) for viewing Requirements, completing Tasks and fixing Incidents. The add-in adds a SpiraPlan explorer to Visual Studio allowing you to see all your assigned artifacts and display them in separate tabs of Visual Studio. Developers can perform all their activities inside the IDE without needing to open up SpiraPlan in a separate window.|
Eclipse / Mylyn Integration
|SpiraPlan can be used in conjunction with the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) for reviewing Requirements, completing Tasks and fixing Incidents. Rather than develop a new user-interface from scratch, the SpiraPlan plug-in uses the generic Mylyn task-based interface that allows Eclipse users to manage their local tasks and tasks from any compatible repository in a single interface. Developers can perform all their activities inside the IDE without needing to open up SpiraPlan in a separate window.|