Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of one of our most requested Trajectory features, GitHub integration.
We’ve never really used the GitHub integration in any of the previous tracking/planning software we used because it’s so hard to use it consistently and well. When we set out to implement GitHub integration we set the bar high by insisting that it be something we would actually use. I believe we have done that with a new feature that I don’t believe has ever been done before for GitHub integration.
Now, when you start a story, Trajectory will indicate an auto-generated feature branch name (you can change the branch name, if you want). Any commits against this branch in GitHub will automatically be associated with the story. There is no need to include the story URL in the commit message, unless you are issuing a command to Trajectory (such as to Finish the story).
This functionality solves a real problem with the integration with GitHub while embracing the way many of you are probably already working with feature branches in your repos.
In addition to the feature branch integration, you can also include a link to stories in individual commit messages. When you do this, Trajectory will associate the commit to the story. Finally, you can issue commands to Finish a story in Trajectory from your commit.
You can read more specifics about this new functionality on our support site. If you’re already using Trajectory, go ahead and give it a try. If you’re not using Trajectory, sign up for a free trial and give it a try. You can even get started quickly by importing your Pivotal Tracker projects.