Jama Software –a product-development solution for companies developing complex hardware, software and integrated systems — has announced the availability of a RESTful API [application programming interface]. The modern, API is designed to make it easy for Jama customers and developers to customize extensions to the Jama platform.
Traditionally, systems engineers and business analysts have struggled to coordinate stakeholder input and engineering responses for product definition in one system, as well as manage all the moving parts, changes and impacts as development progress through define, build and test phases. Jama solves this problem with an actionable system of record that gives everyone real-time visibility into the items they are most interested in (a promised feature request from a customer, for example).
The Jama platform is inherently configurable; the company’s Integration Hub, powered by Tasktop, makes it easy to integrate with other best-of-breed developer and testing tools, including JIRA, Rally and HPQC. With the REST API, Jama offers another way to customize and extend Jama’s capabilities with desired functionality. To support developers’ efforts, the company also launched an updated portal for product documentation and release notes (dev.jamasoftware.com).