[Note: This post was made September 9, 2010. August 31 was an automated TypePad error.]
After a successful beta test period, CodeCollaborator v6.0 has been released! This is one of the biggest releases yet of our award-winning peer code review tool, and includes features such as:
And there is much more - our web site has highlights of the new features and a complete list of features added in v6.0.
While a feature list is nice and all, you might reasonably wonder: "What's in it for me?" In other words, what sort of benefits does this release deliver? Here are just a few examples:
- A key theme of this release is to help you further integrate code reviews with your everyday processes and tools, to make them even faster and easier to do. That's the idea behind features such as the support for MS Office and Visual Studio, and the enhancements that allow doing a code review in Eclipse.
- The ability to redact comments improves collaboration and saves everyone time by making it clear which comments are not worth reading. This, along with other enhancements, makes the user interface friendlier, which improves productivity.
- The reporting enhancements make it possible to find out review details at a very granular level. To take just one example: individual developers can now see exactly how much time they spent on each review in which they participated - making it much easier to fill out that weekly status report.
There will be a webinar on September 28, 2010 to demonstrate the new features and answer questions - click here to register. (For our complete webinar schedule, or to see a replay of a past webinar, click here.)
If you are already using CodeCollaborator you can upgrade just by downloading the new installers and running them. Of course you'll want to backup everything first. Or, make a copy of your existing installation and try v6.0 on a test machine. More details on these options is available here.
If you are not currently using CodeCollaborator, you can get a 30-day free trial.
Either way, if you have feedback, please let us know. Leave a comment on this blog, send us an email (info at smartbear dot com), or add an entry to our public feedback forum.