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SmartBear Software today announced a major release of its peer code review tool, CodeCollaborator 6.0 further increasing the value across development teams. Tens of thousands of software developers, systems analysts, firmware and hardware designers already use CodeCollaborator to conduct peer reviews on code, images, design documents, and schematics, and identify software defects early in the development lifecycle. With this latest release, CodeCollaborator uniquely allows peer review of Microsoft Office documents. It also adds even broader and richer support of leading development environments and includes enhanced user management and reporting features. "Research shows that peer code review helps teams improve overall software quality in a very efficient and cost-effective way when it doesn't involve long meetings, conference calls and print outs of code changes,"... (more)

SmartBear Launches Software Development Management Tool, DevComplete

SmartBear Software (SmartBear) today released DevComplete. A complete project management, requirements management, and defect tracking tool, DevComplete is squarely focused on helping development teams organize, manage, and track project tasks and their artifacts throughout an Agile or Waterfall software development lifecycle. At a high level, DevComplete increases a team’s visibility, tracks project progress, burn downs, slipping tasks, and variances through an array of sophisticated reports and dashboards. DevComplete gives project managers a tool to create project plans and d... (more)

Software Quality Connection – A New Online Community

Software Quality Connection, a new online community focused on the interests of software developers, testers and IT professionals in the trenches, has launched at www.SoftwareQualityConnection.com and www.Facebook.com/SoftwareQualityConnection. The community provides an unfiltered platform to help developers and testers discuss their views with peers and experts, stay up to date on the latest trends, talk about career issues, learn how to improve the quality of their software, share the problems that matter most to them, and occasionally, laugh – with no corporate red tape to g... (more)

Making Software – What Works and Why We Really Believe It

SmartBear Software (SmartBear) will host a live Webinar with editors and contributors from the book, “Making Software: What Really Works, and Why We Believe It”, on Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 1:00 PM EST. In this Webinar, Making Software editors Greg Wilson and Andy Oram, along with contributors Hakan Erdogmus, Diomidis Spinellis, Jason Cohen and Marian Petre, will uncover some truths and unmask myths commonly held among the software development community. Gain a number of innovative ideas and practical tips from recognized software development thought leaders as they share t... (more)

Tasktop and SmartBear Partner to Unite Peer Code Review for Eclipse

Tasktop Technologies (http://tasktop.com), creators of the Eclipse Mylyn project and a provider of Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, and SmartBear Software (http://smartbear.com/) on Wednesday announced the Eclipse Mylyn Connector for SmartBear CodeCollaborator. Available in Tasktop Enterprise, the new connector brings task-focused interface technology to code reviews managed in CodeCollaborator, making code reviews a regular part of Eclipse-based development activities. The integrated Tasktop and CodeCollaborator offering helps developm... (more)