The next major release of Code Collaborator is version 5.0. The beta builds will be published starting in early April, so it won't be long now.
You might be wondering: "Why bother with upgrading? Code Collaborator version 4.0 is working just fine."
While it's true that the current version is a great product, version 5.0 adds a large number of new features that extend the capabilities of Code Collaborator and make it even easier to use.
We put together a list of the Top 12 Reasons to Upgrade to Code Collaborator 5.0, and I would encourage you to take a look at that list. But let me quickly give you my own personal top 3 new features:
Support for additional types of files. Code Collaborator 5.0 will have built-in support for a variety of materials beyond just ASCII text files, including PDF documents, image files, and web pages. Click the screen snapshot to see an example of a PDF file being reviewed.
Enhanced notification control. Code Collaborator provides a basic work flow during a code review. As a review participant, you receive notifications during that work flow. In version 5.0, you get control over exactly which events during a review (comments from others, new file versions, etc.) cause you to receive a notification.
Prev/Next File in the Diff Viewer. It seems like such a small thing, but it makes a big difference. When you are examining the changes in a file you can now switch to the previous or next file in the review without having to go back to the Review Summary screen.
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