N-BRAIN, Inc. Releases World's First Real-Time Collaborative Development Tool for Software Engineers: UNA 1.0 Enables Multiple Software Engineers in Different Locations to Collaborate with Each Other--Simultaneously and in Real Time--on the Same Piece of Code

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N-BRAIN, Inc., a start-up company whose mission is to create tools that increase the efficiency of software development, today announced the release of its new product, UNA 1.0. Four years in the making, UNA represents a fundamental shift in the paradigm that has dominated the software development industry for the past 30 years.

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Every developer has his or her own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. This means that each member of the team catches different defects and has different ways of solving the same problem. Alone, they can do tremendous things. But working together, nothing can stop them.

    UNA is the tool of choice for agile, lean, and efficient software development. It takes Pair Programming to a whole new level by enabling two--or more--developers to jointly work on the same piece of code. UNA can be used by people working in the same building and by distributed teams separated by continents.

John A. De Goes, president of N-BRAIN, sums up the guiding purpose of the UNA paradigm as "quality through collaboration." He adds that, "Every developer has his or her own unique set of strengths and weaknesses. This means that each member of the team catches different defects and has different ways of solving the same problem. Alone, they can do tremendous things. But working together, nothing can stop them."

Because it allows real-time collaboration, UNA takes full advantage of the collective engineering power of a group of software engineers. By greatly increasing the "idea space," it enables developers to create innovative, robust solutions that far exceed what any one engineer could produce alone. And by emphasizing teamwork, UNA encourages the development of a supportive, enthusiastic community of developers who help each other--and the company--succeed.

The UNA approach boosts employee productivity and promotes rotating code ownership, peer review, collaborative design, and modular, component-based development. It also increases code quality, reduces long-term maintenance costs, shortens time-to-market and increases customer satisfaction.

UNA's comprehensive set of features include real-time collaborative editing; per-project, per-user customization of project roles; integrated collaborative whiteboard; and chat to facilitate collaboration. It also offers syntax highlighting for dozens of languages; support for running third-party tools, such as compilers and debuggers from within UNA; powerful search and replace features; generation of key statistics for managers; comprehensive support for Version Control Systems such as CVS, Perforce, and Subversion; and a wide assortment of editing features.

About N-BRAIN, Inc.

N-BRAIN is a privately held software development company headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. It was founded on the belief that collaboration is the greatest asset in the promotion of efficiency and the elimination of waste. The company creates tools that empower developers to collaborate in ways never before realized. For more information, visit http://www.n-brain.net or call 877-376-2724, ext. 101.

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