TeamCity Invites You to the Light Side of Continuous Integration

JetBrains releases TeamCity 8 that brings projects hierarchy, simplifies build infrastructure maintenance, improves multiple technologies support and opens new horizons for small teams.

June 20, 2013

Prague, Czech Republic, June 20, 2013 — JetBrains, creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software development tools, today announced the general availability of TeamCity 8, the new major version of the most intelligent Continuous Integration server.

This major update is focused on providing development teams better insight into their CI process, thanks to an enhanced projects structure and many other features designed to simplify TeamCity server maintenance.

First of all, TeamCity 8.0 allows grouping of projects in a hierarchy, better reflecting the complexity of real-life projects and helping you reuse settings. The new version also comes equipped with a number of reports designed to detect any issues in the server configuration. Finally, teams can now drastically reduce server maintenance time thanks to much faster (up to 5 times) build history cleanup.

“We are always listening to our customers and trying to get a feel for the challenges they experience with their build management and CI processes. That’s why we’re excited about rolling out new features like Projects Hierarchy, Server Health reports, and Meta-runner, which should be a real help to many development teams right away,” said Pavel Sher, TeamCity Project Manager. “On top of resolving the most pressing issues, we did lay a good foundation for further enhancements and other interesting things that we have in mind for subsequent versions of TeamCity.”

Other key changes in TeamCity 8 include:

  • Meta-Runner: A new way to reuse build steps among configurations and represent them as a native TeamCity runner
  • Improved build problems reporting: Detect new problems, assign an investigation, or mute a build problem
  • Feature branches building based on Mercurial bookmarks and Git tags
  • TeamCity is able to detect and show changes made in Mercurial sub-repositories
  • The native IntelliJ IDEA compiler is now bundled with TeamCity 8. This means that for IntelliJ IDEA projects you get much faster incremental compilation as well as support for Scala, Groovy, Closure, Kotlin, Android, GWT and many other technologies supported by IntelliJ IDEA.

Customers using TeamCity Professional Server will also be delighted to learn that their favorite build management system has become more affordable. Since v8.0, each additional Build Agent License added to TeamCity Professional Server enables 10 more build configurations.

To learn more about what’s new in JetBrains TeamCity 8 and to download the edition of your choice, please visit the official TeamCity website at

For general information on pricing and licensing options, please visit For any sales inquiries and volume pricing options, please contact (North America) or (outside of North America).

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About JetBrains

JetBrains is a technology-leading software development firm specializing in the creation of intelligent, productivity-enhancing software. The company is widely known for its innovative, award-winning Java™ integrated development environment, IntelliJ™ IDEA (see details on the Web at; ReSharper — a must-have productivity extension for Microsoft Visual Studio (see details at, dotCover — a .NET code coverage tool (; and YouTrack — an intelligent bug and issue tracker (, among others. JetBrains maintains its headquarters in Prague, Czech Republic, with its R&D labs located in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia; Munich, Germany; and Boston, Massachusetts. For more information, see

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