Based on extensive feedback from our customers, I’m pleased to announce extensive releases across our entire Lingoport Suite product line. This includes new functionality and upgrades for Globalyzer, Lingoport Resource Manager (LRM), Lingoport Dashboard and introducing LingoBot.
Our mission is to empower technology companies to create products that work elegantly in any language and cultural requirement, by making software internationalization (i18n), i18n testing and localization a straightforward and integrated aspect of software development for every team and sprint. I’m proud and appreciative of our development team given the extent of functionality in this suite release that moves us all on that mission.
Underlying themes for our entire Lingoport Suite Release include:
- Collaboration – Integration with collaboration platforms like Slack and Flowdoc
- Security – Downloadable rule sets separate from server, many IT requested enhancements
- Accuracy – Fast ways to filter individual issues and focus on meaningful results
- Ease of deployment/project onboarding – jenkins integration for rapid onboarding
The release also marks the introduction of LingoBot, who you can query for up-to-the-moment i18n and L10n status via collaboration platforms such as Slack and Flowdock.
There are many new features and benefits, which I’ve summarized here including links to release notes:
LingoBot and Collaboration: With collaboration tools like Slack becoming a predominant communication venue for many development organizations and teams, we wanted to bring i18n and L10n status queries into the conversation. You can ask Lingobot questions about the status of a branch and more and receive Globalyzer and LRM updates as well as initiate actions. You can also issue commands such as pseudo-translate a particular branch for testing, or send out updated resource bundles for translation.
Security concerns dominate most IT organizations. Although use of Globalyzer has never required visibility of source code to the Globlayzer server, we now enable customers to download and locally manage rule sets that previously were hosted on the Globalyzer Server. These rules add accuracy and customization to Globalyzer issue detection. Moving them to a local disk keeps Globalyzer Lite operations completely within the customer’s network. Globalyzer Lite integrates with developer IDEs and can automate i18n against pull requests, specific files or entire repositories. That also adds a speed benefit as there’s no delay to a Globalyzer Server when first connecting.
Additionally, there were several other security upgrades, as detailed in the release notes.
Accuracy: In nearly every release we look to find ways to improve Globalyzer’s i18n issue detection. In this release, we’ve taken on flagging false positive detections in a quick way for individual issues and when you don’t want to take the time to write a filter. From the Globalyzer Workbench, you can quickly review and sort detections in context of your source code, and flag one or bunches of them as false positives and share that with the dashboard so that the entire team has the same view of issues.
Ease of Deployment: As teams expand more products and repositories for Globalyzer Lite and LRM for continuous i18n & L10n, we’ve made onboarding much faster with our Jenkins plug-in integration.
Read more in the release notes: