VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasktop Technologies ( www.tasktop.com), creators of the Eclipse Mylyn open source tools and a leader in Agile ALM integration and productivity, saw its business grow by 250 percent during 2012 as the coming of age of Agile and developer-centric collaboration tools drove the need for integrated and best-of-breed Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) stacks. In 2012, Tasktop strengthened its position as the industry leader in ALM integration with new OEM deals with key ALM vendors, including IBM, HP and CA. It also extended its ecosystem of integrations to encompass the latest cloud-based offerings, including Microsoft TFS, the Oracle Developer Cloud Service and Atlassian OnDemand. As a result, the company grew rapidly throughout the year, nearly doubling in size, opening a new headquarters in Vancouver, a new office in Austin, and adding industry thought leader Dave West to its leadership team. "At the outset of 2012, many were expecting consolidation in the ALM market, due to the proliferation of Agile and ALM tools we saw the year prior," said Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop and creator of the open source Eclipse Mylyn project. "Instead, we saw the reverse, with both established players and incumbents launching new offerings, often differentiated by being tailored to a particular stage of the lifecycle. Stakeholder-specific tools have become a fundamental and beneficial part of the modern ALM stack. But they cannot deliver benefits with an infrastructure that supports cross-tool collaboration and visibility. Tasktop's growth in 2012 is a result of our multi-year investment in establishing the open-source platform, partnerships and customer base needed to create the first collaborative infrastructure for connecting the increasingly heterogeneous world of software delivery." Tasktop is the only company dedicated to solving the "integration" problem of the increasingly complex, fragmented, heterogeneous and hybrid make up of today's tool stacks needed to build and deploy software. Its products are built on the industry-standard Eclipse Mylyn Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) interoperability framework that connects desktops, servers, teams and departments together to synchronize tasks and projects. Tasktop Sync provides real-time synchronization, automatic conflict resolution, and support for more than two dozen ALM tools. It unifies heterogeneous ALM stacks by allowing developers, testers, business analysts and managers to work within their best-of-breed tools of choice, while automatically maintaining traceability across ALM artifacts. Tasktop Dev brings the functionality of Sync to the developers' desktop by providing a unified and developer-centric view on the ALM stack within the Eclipse and Visual Studio IDEs.