“The Open Source community is the seed of global software innovation, and our goal with AquaClusters is to offer them unlimited access to a no-cost, enterprise-grade service where they can collaborate and innovate,” says Gron.
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) November 15, 2011
AquaFold, Inc. has launched AquaClusters.com, a new social collaboration tool for software developers and the Open Source community. AquaClusters features a simple but powerful design that is helping redefine how groups of users work together on Issue Tracking, Wiki documentation, Discussions, and Questions & Answers. Best of all, it is free for Open Source development and its highly reliable infrastructure platform has been tested in daily use at AquaFold for over four years.
“AquaClusters helps us communicate with our customers, quickly address issues, and develop useful features based on user demand,” explains AquaFold’s CEO, Niels Gron. “We think that giving everyone access will finally let the community bring together the many documents created during the software development process, and build closer relationships with users along the way by fostering ongoing communication.”
The entire AquaClusters environment is highly collaborative and encourages each participant to make connections, share documents, post comments, and search for answers across multiple projects. Standout features include a streamlined interface for tracking issue resolution, a built-in Wiki documentation module for collaborative editing, and a Questions & Answers engine for building an up-to-date knowledge base and FAQ for every project. Users can like and follow issues, comments, and questions so that they are automatically notified when new contributions appear.
What makes AquaClusters unique is that it is a service designed by experienced software developers for software developers with the belief that cross-industry collaboration will result in better quality products. Virtually anyone can register as a project owner, start an open project in AquaClusters, invite contributors, share intended information with the entire open development community, and search for answers across other open projects.
“The Open Source community is the seed of global software innovation, and our goal with AquaClusters is to offer them unlimited access to a no-cost, enterprise-grade service where they can collaborate and innovate,” says Gron. “We’ve been using it in-house to develop key products like Aqua Data Studio in open projects shared with our users and we don’t know how we’d get along without it.”
AquaClusters is available immediately worldwide and localized into 21 languages with events intelligently displayed in local time for each user. It works in virtually any modern web browser, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. A full set of features may be viewed at http://www.aquafold.com/aquaclusters.html. Users can register for the service right away by visiting http://www.aquaclusters.com.
AquaClusters is free of charge for users of open projects. Paid commercial licenses are available for private projects. For pricing information, visit http://www.aquafold.com/aquaclusters_plans.html
About AquaFold, Inc.
AquaFold, Inc. is a provider of software tools for IT professionals. More than 300,000 users from over 90 different countries use AquaFold’s products to design, develop, model and administer their relational databases and develop software. AquaFold is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, please visit http://www.aquafold.com.
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