Jazz: A Collaborative Application Development Environment

Over the past several years, software developers have integrated collaborative features into a variety of applications. Despite the fact that software development is itself a collaborative activity, development tools rarely offer direct support for collaboration. Usually collaboration occurs via the source control repository or in applications outside the IDE (e.g. email, instant messaging). As software development teams work under mounting pressure to meet tight deadlines, and as these teams are increasingly geographically distributed, the need for tools to enhance their effectiveness is growing. In this demo, we will show the current working version of Jazz, a project at IBM Research aimed at extending development tools with collaborative capabilities, enabling small teams of software developers to work together more productively.

By: Li-Te Cheng, Susanne Hupfer, Steven Ross, John Patterson, Bryan Clark, Cleidson de Souza

Published in: RC22881 in 2003


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