Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) February 23, 2009
Tasktop Technologies, the company behind the popular Eclipse Mylyn open source task management software, announced a unique 100% money-back guarantee for Tasktop Pro users. Tasktop Pro is the company's full-featured product for software developers based on Eclipse Mylyn. The unique guarantee refunds the full purchase price for any developer who is not satisfied that Tasktop Pro has significantly improved their productivity. Dr. Mik Kersten, CEO of Tasktop Technologies, said "I've always been fascinated by the way that software tools can transform our ability to work, so it's exciting for Tasktop to be offering the first productivity promise of this sort."
Dr. Kersten explained that the task-focused interface technology in Tasktop Pro has been validated through a peer-reviewed study that demonstrated developers using the technology coded more and clicked less, getting more done. These results are further backed by industry-standard metrics from open source projects, which indicate that productivity gains of 2x or more can be attained. "In these tough economic times, we are all being asked to do more with less, which means that we need to increase productivity. Tasktop Pro now offers a proven and guaranteed way to boost productivity in a dramatic way," Dr. Kersten said.
At the most recent W-JAX Conference in Munich, Germany, Dr. Kersten delivered a keynote presentation that addressed the large gap in developer productivity. In the keynote, titled "Redefining the 'I' of the IDE", Dr. Kersten examines the effect that tools have had on programming productivity and explains how the novel task-focused interface enables the experience of using the IDE to be re-aligned around the user. A combined video and slideshow presentation of the keynote is available at http://tasktop.com/videos/w-jax/kersten-keynote.html.
Tasktop is a commercial product built on the open source Eclipse Mylyn project, which has approximately 500,000 users and recently exceeded one million downloads in just one month via Eclipse distributions. Tasktop provides integrated desktop access to popular team bug and issue tracking systems such as Atlassian JIRA, CollabNet, Rally and Bugzilla. As developers work on bugs and issues, Tasktop tracks and shows only the relevant code, documents and web pages. This dramatically reduces time spent searching and scrolling while enabling one-click multitasking and automatic time tracking.
The latest release of Tasktop Pro is available for download now for $99.00 from the company website. A free 30-day trial is also available for developers looking to test drive the latest in task-focused interface technology. See the Tasktop Guarantee for complete details about the productivity guarantee for Tasktop Pro.
About Tasktop Technologies
Tasktop Technologies created the revolutionary task-focused interface and the popular Eclipse Mylyn tool currently used by hundreds of thousands of programmers. The Tasktop line of products extends the productivity benefits of Mylyn to a developer's entire workday. Tasktop Technologies also offers training and consulting services to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. Key Tasktop partners include SpringSource, Atlassian, Rally and CollabNet.
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