Many of our customers tell us how much they enjoy working with Team Development for Sitecore. Here are just a few of the things that they have told us.
"TDS is a great product. I could have never managed my company's configuration management without it"
"I could convince our management that TDS is inevitable when working on a serious Sitecore project. On the start-up it already has proven its value. A new developer was up and running in no time, without being familiar with your product. My compliments!"
Andries Bosma, Virtual Affairs Nederland B.V
"TDS has been working fantastically. This was the one thing we needed to enable our developers to work locally and not share a development database and be getting in each other’s way. So that alone has been a huge help. The site we just launched took around 6-7 weeks and I don’t think that would’ve been possible without TDS."
Blair Scott, Digital Day
"TDS enables our content editors and all our developers to work together side by side. With all the independent work merged together and checked into source control we have our entire solution in one place. From here we make release snapshots that are effortlessly deployed to test, stage and release environments. Without TDS we would have to do much more manual work, now we only really need to merge Sitecore items with TDS and check-in."
Hallvar Helleseth, Avenir
"Your support continues to be impressive, you guys always respond to our issues very quickly. Much appreciated! Thanks again."
Scott Yarman, Medical Mutual
"I have to say how impressed I am with Hedgehog's Customer Support. It's fantastic!"
Sean Holmesby, Igloo Digital
Lars Nielsen, VP Technical Marketing Sitecore (via Twitter 12/10/2010)
Lars Nielsen, VP Technical Marketing Sitecore
"@sitecore, @hhogdev TDS and @teamcity is the best CMS integration build experience I've ever had. A special thank you goes to @hhogdev for TDS which makes it all possible and for their fantastic support. Hoping a similar tool will come to #umbraco one day soon."
Rasmus Lynggard @raly360 - Twitter 3/15/2011
"Hedgehog’s vision and experience in team implementations along with their commitment and investment in Sitecore technology has paid off in a unique solution. The Sitecore ecosystem of solutions and partners is much stronger as a result of their efforts."
Paul Markun, Sitecore Vice President of Marketing
"TDS is an invaluable tool for our Sitecore development. The cost of TDS has easily been recouped by the amount of time TDS has saved my team For us TDS has done several things:
- The TDS add-in creates a new Visual Studio project type which integrates nicely into our build solution. I can modify the TDS project file (it is XML) which our build process uses and include only the items that I want when deploying to specific environments. This integration with our build process did not take much effort as TDS deployment is built on top of MS-Build.
- We don't worry about the deployment and management of templates. When I took the Sitecore training I realized how exciting Sitecore is but I was concerned about the management of deploying templates via packages. Keeping track of what templates I created and then managing the various packages created across a team of developers is not something I looked forward to. My fears about packages don't exist anymore because of TDS.
- It has enabled multiple developers to work on varying pieces of the project without interfering with each other. I can work on my own local Sitecore database and deploy other peoples changes to my Sitecore database if and when I want to. Other people on my team can do the same thing with my Sitecore changes. Yes you can do the same thing with packages but the process is a lot less painful with TDS!
Also, the folks at Hedgehog development provide wonderful support. Any question or issue I have had with TDS has been resolved very quickly. So anyone worrying about a 3rd party producing this Add-in for Sitecore should be assured that the support is very responsive and knowledgeable."
Rob McElroy, Christian Foundation for Children and Aging