ActiveState Launches Firefly - A hosted project management and collaboration solution for dev teams
by Liliya Apostolova

Liliya Apostolova, November 18, 2009

ActiveState Firefly

Everyone at ActiveState is excited to introduce our newest offering Firefly - turn-key, hosted project management and collaboration for software development! It is packed with useful features and comes pre-configured so users don't have to spend precious time configuring and maintaining their own system.

Firefly is based on the popular Trac project management system, an open source project that is highly extensible and has a great community of developers behind it. Trac offers the flexibility to add new capabilities to Firefly quickly and easily, providing best-of-breed functionality that our users expect and need. Built with small development teams in mind, Firefly is a hosted, centralized and secure environment where development teams can work on projects anytime, anywhere, and simultaneously without conflict.

Firefly standout features include:

  • Pre-configuredand ready to use; easy permissions management and privacy for team members
  • Integrated source code hosting, revision control, issue tracking, and version control with Subversion and Mercurial
  • Project management tools to keep projects on track and budget for tracking time, workflow, project progress, milestones and team work activity
  • Collaboration tools including wikis, blogs and forums to exchange ideas and give feedback easily
  • Visibility into project status at a glance for managing milestones effectively

Learn more about Firefly features.

Firefly makes development teams' lives easier, alleviates the pain of administrative tasks so users can focus on coding and deliver high quality projects on time.

Firefly also offers a lot of flexibility with four editions to suit the needs of development teams and independent developers: Team ($39/month), Professional ($19/month), Solo ($9/month), and Community (free).

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Liliya Apostolova is ActiveState's marketing communications manager. Her specialty is progressive product marketing and communications for hi-tech companies. She earned her B.Comm degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in marketing and a certificate from Pragmatic Marketing.


3 comments for ActiveState Launches Firefly - A hosted project management and collaboration solution for dev teams

it's a pitty that there is no Git support (yet)...


Nice, although there are a lot of other good hosting options out there to choose from.

Really hoped to be able to buy something like this to run locally. Lots of companies don't want their precious code going out the door, mine included.


ActiveState realizes that your code is important and with Firefly you have an option to make your project private. If you upgrade to our solo, professional and team plans, you can rely on encrypted communications via SSL. Also, you can leverage our data back up (snapshots every 15 minutes) which is hosted in Amazon's secure EC2 data centers.

Companies, that have the exact same concern as yourself, are actually depending on SaaS solutions (like Firefly) to keep their data safer, so I guess there are two ways to look at it.