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Taking a peek at Jason Cohen, Smart Bear, and Code Collaborator

Check this out.

Hang on, hang on, let me back up.

Jason Cohen.  Is that name familiar?  If it isn’t, this is the guy who founded Smart Bear Software.  Smart Bear Software has a piece of software called Code Collaborator, which is a “web-based tool that simplifies and expedites peer code reviews.”  Here’s the sales pitch.

The reason I’m posting all of this is because of what I’m looking for – papers concerning code review, and the relationship (or lack thereof) between code review techniques and computer science education.

Which all traces back to that first link I posted – a series of whitepapers and articles on Code Collaborator, and code reviews in general.  This is good stuff.  Sure, it’s not really oriented around computer science education, but these people seem to know what they’re talking about.

There’s even a free book, which details their massive code review study, which is, apparently, the largest-ever case study of its kind.

I’ve ordered the free book, just for kicks.  In the mean time, I’m going to glance over their Cisco study.