VisualAge TeamConnection

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VisualAge TeamConnection
Name VisualAge TeamConnection
Version 3.0
Vendor IBM
Licence Commercial

IBM's VisualAge TeamConnection is a Software Configuration Management (SCM) client and server product.

Server functionality was only available for OS/2 but client support was also available for Microsoft Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX and AIX.

Version 3 offered a web interface that allowed a degree of platform neutrality. The product was quite novel when it was first introduced, while it had support for legacy code from systems and languages such as COBOL, PL/I and IBM IMS. It was built around an object-oriented paradigm that mated extremely well with languages such as Smalltalk, C++ and Java.


In 1997, TeamConnection became part of the VisualAge family of IBM's Application Development products. It was available for OS/2, Windows NT, HP-UX, Solaris, and AIX.


  • Asset Locator: a portal to search for enterprise assets and improve component reuse and impact analysis throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Response times on TeamConnection actions, including part views and queries, have been significantly improved.
  • Extended integration with Lotus Notes to the Internet. Using a Web browser, you can create, update, and share requirements documents, design documents, and test case in support of applications developed under the control of TeamConnection.
  • Support of XML provides delivery of application metadata on demand.
  • Integration with Tivoli software distribution
  • TCMerge is an improved graphical merge facility for reconciling parallel modifications to source code.
  • More extensive platform support for support client, server and build facilities on Sun Solaris and build services on MVS/Open Edition (MVS/OE).
  • IBM's DB2 Universal Database (UDB) Version 5 ships with VisualAge TeamConnection and provides its underlying repository for enhanced scalability and performance.
  • Support of SCC API seamless integration with other development environments, such as Microsoft's Visual Basic and Visual C++ or Sybase's Powerbuilder.
  • Inclusion of DataDictionary in TeamConnection allows users to leverage and extend legacy assets from PL/I, COBOL and IMS


Version 2.0
  • Fixpak 9
Version 3
  • Fixpak 3.0.1
  • Fixpak 3.0.2
  • VisualAge TeamConnection Enterprise Server 3.06

Prerequisites (Server):

  • IBM OS/2 Warp 4 or higher, 256 MB of memory

Prerequisites (Client):

  • IBM OS/2 Warp 4.0, 64 MB of memory
  • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP4 or higher, 64 MB of memory
  • IBM AIX 4.2.1 or higher, 256 MB of memory
  • HP-UX 10.20 or higher, 256 MB of memory
  • SunSoft Solaris 2.5.1 or higher, 256 MB of memory