Reduce Web Software Maintenance Costs with New Product from FutureWare

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The cost of maintaining software increasingly exceeds the cost of the original development by several times over. This ongoing cost is due to the time it takes to make changes that require skilled and relatively expensive technical labor. Maintaining web software is even more challenging with additional demands, such as search engine optimization and quicker turn around times, which often leads to incomplete testing and new errors.

FutureWare HTML TagChecker

We soon found that other people wanted it as well, and for the same reasons: Eliminate the hassles and time consuming effort required to clean up html scripts. People in ad agencies, web design shops, and corporate IT departments, to name a few.

FutureWare SCG announced the release of HTML TagChecker, a new software tool that quickly and graphically identifies errors in web software used by browsers, and provides fast fixes for them. These errors may not always be obvious in a web browser, but are detected by search engines. Trying to maintain web software using the original development tools often results in introducing new errors, particularly if more than one person has worked on the software at different times, each with different writing styles and different authoring tools , or if the original software has been upgraded.

It often may seem quicker to rebuild web software instead of fixing it. This results in replacing the original software by throwing away the initial development investment for a new one, which may suffer the same fate later. There is seldom a way to quickly determine the extent, nature and scope of any errors before starting to work on them, making any replacement decision based on any objective analysis difficult.

Search engines cannot 'see' the resulting web software rendering as it would appear in a web browser, but instead analyze the web software's text in various ways to determine web page rankings. In a highly and increasingly competitive market, having errors in the web software that search engines can detect, but which are not always obvious in a web browser, can significantly reduce page rankings and visitor traffic.

Web page development tools, like Dreamweaver, Expression Web, and FrontPage, add various markers to the web software that they generate. These can cause various problems, particularly when more than one tool is used on the same web software. TagChecker can eliminate these markers to insure clean builds.

FutureWare's TagChecker can save significant maintenance costs by make it easier and faster to fix web software than to replace it. TagChecker program is often used to clean up web software before using the various web page development tools. TagChecker can also be used to identify the extent, nature and scope of errors to enable more informed fix or replace decision. This is particularly helpful to consultants and contract shops that work with a wide variety of client web software that typically has an even wider variety of quality. It also can be used as a test verification and quality assurance tool for web software.

"We initially developed TagChecker for ourselves" said Chuck Brooks, president of FutureWare. "We soon found that other people wanted it as well, and for the same reasons: Eliminate the hassles and time consuming effort required to clean up html scripts. People in ad agencies, web design shops, and corporate IT departments, to name a few."

Like all FutureWare products, TagChecker is available on a Try Before You Buy basis, and can be downloaded and taken for a fully functional TestDrive at no cost or obligation. The product page has a short demonstration video for people to see how TagChecker is used, and how it can benefit them directly by saving them time and hassles.

The TagChecker program is one of FutureWare's award-winning graphic tools that are also available on its website for TestDrives.

About FutureWare SCG
FutureWare develops software that increases productivity for individuals and professionals in several vertical markets. Organized as a rollup in 1999, FutureWare's award-winning product portfolio ranges from standard desktop/laptop applications to data and information services delivered through a web browser.

Contact:
Chuck Brooks, President
FutureWare SCG
714.809.5343
http://www.futurewaredc.com

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