Release Automation



Release Automation Basics

This whitepaper covers the core principles behind Release Automation and what the enterprise should require.





Diving Deeper - DevOps for the Large Organization

A review of the DevOps challenges for Large Organizations, not solved by Open Source Best Practices"

It's Just Ops

A technical review of the true origin of DevOps and how to get started down your own DevOps road.

Diving Deeper - DevOps for the Large Organization

A review of the DevOps challenges for Large Organizations, not solved by Open Source Best Practices".

Four Levels of DevOps

A review of the progression of DevOps in four levels




Build Automation



Build Automation the next wave in agile methods

Learn how build automation, combined with build management, can accelerate your continuous integration builds. Understand distributed builds, distributed processing, server pooling and parallelized builds.

Accelerating Your Software Build

Accelerating your software builds is critical for improving agile methods and establishing a more efficient release process. This whitepaper explains what is required for accelerating builds and shows how Meister supports the process.

Finding ROI in Build and Workflow Automation

Learn how to calculate the ROI recognized by implementing a full build automation solution, including the auto generation of build scripts themselves.

Enterprise Build Management with OpenMake Software

This document presents an overview of managing the enterprise build process with Openmake Meister.

7.5 Feature Summary

Get the details on OpenMake's Dynamic DevOps Suite 7.5 enhancements. The 7.5 release includes Deploy+ which supports enhanced deployment capabilities.

Continuous Integration


Meister - Moving Beyond Maven

See how Meister and Maven compare for enterprise builds. Meister goes beyond Maven to deliver scalable, enterprise-class automated builds.

Meister Vs. Ant

A technical review of the differences between Meister and Ant.

Meister - Moving Beyond Jenkins

See how Meister and Jenkins compare for continuous integration. Meister goes beyond Jenkins to deliver scalable, enterprise-class DevOps solution.

Smart Builds for Fast Continuous Integration

Accelerating your builds requires that your compile process be "smart". Learn how to execute "smart" builds for fast continuous integration.

Amp Up Your CI Builds

This document presents the use of Continuous Build Scripts and Build Avoidance to speed up and standardize your Continuous Integration Builds.






Using Build Forensics to meet IT Compliance

This document presents how Build Forensics and Build Management completes the IT Compliance Process.

Practices for meeting FDA Software Validation Standards

This whitepaper covers common practices using build management to meet FDA Software Validation Standards and Requirements

Agile Practices



Improving your Agile Process with OpenMake Meister

This document presents the Agile Development process, its challenges and OpenMake Software's solution.

Implementing an Agile process with CA SCM and Meister

This document discusses how to address agile practices within a process driven lifecycle using CA Software Configuration Manager and Meister. Learn how to create a continuous integration process for your agile developers while maintaining a waterfall approach to production release.


Eclipse Whitepapers


Meister and the Eclipse Plug-in

This document outlines the steps required for integrating with the Eclipse Plug-In.

Building J2EE applications using IBM RAD®, ClearCase® with Meister

This document presents a discussion of how to streamline J2EE development using Openmake integrated into IBM RAD and IBM ClearCase.

Microsoft .Net




Benefits of using Meister with .Net Visual Studio

Meister extends the features of .Net, TFS and Team Build for enterprise .Net development environments. Learn how Meister supports builds for multiple .Net Solutions, accelerates .Net builds and manages cross language development efforts.

Building Multi-Language Applications using Microsoft Visual Studio and OpenMake Meister

Learn how you can use the Microsoft Visual Studio technology to build multi-language applications using the Meister Microsoft Add-in. Build mutli-language, or multi-solution applications with inter-dependency checking and build best practices.






Building J2EE applications using IBM RAD®, ClearCase® with Meister

This document presents a discussion of how to streamline J2EE development using Openmake integrated into IBM RAD and IBM ClearCase.

Building IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Projects with Meister

This document presents a discussion of how Openmake integrates into IBM Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Projects and extends the build.

CA Harvest Support



CA Harvest and Meister (CA Harvest Premium Edition) integration overview

Understand the integration between OpenMake Meister and CA Harvest (Premium Edition) for building your software directly from CA Harvest without Ant, Maven or Make scripts.

Implementing DevOps with CA Harvest

Implementing a simplified build and deploy process integrated into CA Harvest.



Conversion to Git/SVN


Implementing a PVCS to Subversion or PVCS to GIT Conversion

A technical whitepaper explaining the required steps for completing a PVCS conversion.





















Customer Success Stories

Major Health Care Provider Centralizes enterprise builds with Meiter

See how a Major Health Insurance Provider implemented a centralized build process using Meister.


100% Build to Deploy automation that is Developer Driven

See how a Major Insurance Company implemented a secure, developer driven, build to deploy process using OpenMake Deploy+ and CA SCM r12. This demo has an excellent example of how Deploy+ with Remote Agents can parallelize the build to deploy process.


Meister added Transparency to the process...

"The implementation of Openmake Meister for build management allowed  BNSF to directly address one of their biggest challenges in the area of IT controls. This technology automated the team’s build processes, providing a  complete audit trail of changes, progression and approvals through each lifecycle stage. Finally, the implementation team used MKS Integrity Manager’s capabilities to manage the implementation itself." BNSF Technology Services Division - Learn More

Meister Standardized the compile process across the enterprise at UCLA ...

"UCLA's challenge was to standardize how builds and releases were processed, regardless of the development language used. OpenMake Meister provided this across the enterprise." University of Southern California, Production Control Team Lead - Learn More


Meister allowed developers to be more efficient saving money and time...

"As a company who specializes in process improvement we look for the most efficient ways to manage changing resources and requirements. We found this quality in Openmake Meister. Meister has allowed us to improve our development process by providing a streamlined, agile and 100% transparent build environment across the application lifecycle." Chris Lank, Ivis President and CEO, VP Worldwide Sales, Togethersoft

Meister accelerated builds across multiple remote machines...

"OpenMake Meister drastically reduced the cost of supporting our builds.  Meister allowed our build team to increase the number of builds supported using only 1/2 the staff, configured across 100 remote build agents."   Production Control, Major US Bank

Meister added consistency across multiple languages...

"Meister provides us a standard rules-driven build process regardless of platform, compiler and operating system. We selected Meister because it is the only enterprise-wide build tool that can thoroughly support our mission-critical Java, C/C++, and .NET applications.”   Todd Athorp, Sr Programmer, FIS

Meister allowed for more control in a 'fast evolving' development environment...

"Meister offers us increased productivity and quality  compared to manually controlled builds. Meister also completes the configuration management process through it's central build capabilities allowing Fortis to fully control all internal and external software assets within our fast evolving J2EE world.”  Matthias Pyck, Fortis Bank - Learn More