Atalasoft provides commercial imaging products, developer components, and custom solutions to companies around the world. Their products have an international reputation for being the best in imaging and are designed, built, and tested with quality, ease of use, and functionality in mind. Atalasoft's strong desire to improve their software and a need for a tool that supports managed and unmanaged code led them to AQtime.
Atalasoft's Steve Hawley's title is Chief Architect, but on any given day he could be writing new code, maintaining old code, fixing bugs, writing documentation or helping other engineers, in addition to his daily design work. "For the most part, I oversee the design, evolution and implementation of Atalasoft's DotImage® and its add-on components. I also specifically handle the DotImage OCR module," said Steve.
"As part of our normal mode of operation, we make a concerted effort to ensure that we are on par with our competition, if not better in as many aspects as possible. From time to time, we discover cases where some of our components do not perform as well as we think that they should. This drives us to analyze the performance of our code with AQtime in order to improve it. We also like to get a metric of how effective we are in unit testing our code."