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6th Sense Analytics and ActiveState Announce Partnership

March 27, 2007; 02:59 AM
6th Sense Analytics, a pioneer in improving software development metrics, and ActiveState, the leading provider of tools and services for dynamic languages, today jointly announced a co-marketing and distribution partnership. Under the terms of the agreement, ActiveState will distribute 6th Sense Analytics' automated software development metrics solution from its Komodo community website.

Komodo users will have immediate access to 6th Sense Analytics Personal Edition, which provides visibility into individual work patterns and productivity, and reveals specifically how a developer’s effort is expended. It also allows developers to compare their work patterns to the developer community at large. Komodo users will also have the option of upgrading to 6th Sense Analytics Team Edition, which aggregates data across distributed teams and provides a basis for more effectively managing software development projects, whether they’re in-house or outsourced, onshore or offshore.

“Komodo is one of the most popular developer tools for dynamic languages,” said Jake Sorofman, vice president of products and marketing for 6th Sense Analytics. “6th Sense offers the Komodo community an automated and unobtrusive way to gather metrics about their software development activity, which will allow developers to self-assess and improve their own work patterns. It also borrows from the spirit of open source by bringing openness and transparency to distributed development environments.”

"We're constantly working with our community and partners to broaden the value and usefulness of Komodo. The new Firefox-like extensibility, which enables integration of 6th Sense Analytics' automated software development metrics solution, is key to making that happen," said Matt Herdon, director of product management for ActiveState. "We're excited about the 6th Sense Analytics solution, as we see it as a compelling value-added capability for programmers and the teams they work in. It's cool what you can learn about your coding habits in a short space of time. This partnership is about delivering powerful specialized solutions to development shops using dynamic languages."

6th Sense Analytics Solution

6th Sense Analytics is a powerful and unique software-as-a-service solution for achieving accurate and consistent visibility across distributed software development projects. 6th Sense automatically and unobtrusively collects activity-based data from developer tools and delivers on-demand analytics to individuals and teams. This delivers insight into the time spent on specific activities, and provides a basis for understanding team effort, productivity and overall project velocity; ensuring software development projects are on time, on budget and on target with business goals. All of this allows software development teams to improve their ability to deliver successful project outcomes, critical to the overall success of a globally distributed software development effort.

Komodo IDE 4.0 and Komodo Edit 4.0

Komodo IDE 4.0 is the first unified workspace for end-to-end development of dynamic web applications. A rich feature set for client-side Ajax languages such as CSS, HTML, JavaScript and XML, coupled with advanced support for dynamic languages such as Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl, enables developers to quickly and easily create robust web apps. Komodo IDE 4.0 licenses are $295 US and a single license covers you across Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. Learn more at http://www.activestate.com/komodo_ide. Based on the award-winning Komodo IDE 4.0, Komodo Edit 4.0 is a free, feature-rich editor for the full range of Komodo-supported dynamic languages (Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl) and platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows). Like Komodo IDE 4.0, Komodo Edit 4.0 also supports client-side languages and Ajax technologies, including JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML. Learn more at http://www.activestate.com/komodo_edit.

About ActiveState

ActiveState is the leading provider of tools and services for dynamic languages such as JavaScript, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Tcl. Millions of developers rely on ActiveState's cross-platform professional development tools, high-quality language distributions and enterprise services. ActiveState is owned by its employees and Pender Financial Group, a publicly traded investment company focused on technology and healthcare sectors in British Columbia.

About 6th Sense Analytics

6th Sense Analytics, a pioneer in improving software development metrics, gives developers and managers deep insight into their software development process by delivering accurate metrics without interrupting the software development lifecycle or changing the tools used. The company uses an open and independent architecture that provides visibility into the status of distributed software projects. Founded in 2004 by a team of experienced software development executives, 6th Sense Analytics is a privately held company based near Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.



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