Software Development Best Practices 2008 Unveils Innovative New Products

Top Vendors Announce Latest Products at Premier Software Development Management Event in Boston

Oct 28, 2008

Think Services today announced the industry's leading companies will make significant product announcements at Software Development Best Practices 2008 ( ) at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston October 27-30. Software Development Best Practices 2008, presented by Dr. Dobb's Events, focuses on technologies and products critical to the development community. The conference offers more than 140 world-class training sessions that cover the entire application development lifecycle as well as extensive networking opportunities. This year's Platinum Sponsors are IBM and F5 Networks.

"When the industry's leaders want to showcase their groundbreaking software development products, they rely on Software Development Best Practices as the perfect venue," said Tamara Carter, Dr. Dobb's Conference Director. "This is why, year after year, the most influential software professionals in the world flock to Software Development Best Practices to learn about the latest technologies, tools and solutions."

The list of Software Development Best Practices 2008 exhibitors showcasing products for the first time will continue to grow throughout the event, and currently includes the following:

   AccuRev, provider of best-of-breed software change and configuration
   management solutions, will launch AccuRev 4.7, which offers new
   scalability and personalized process visualization capabilities enabling
   enterprises to easily scale as development teams grow beyond thousands of
   users managing hundreds of thousands of assets.

   (ISC)2, a global non-profit provider of information security
   certification programs, will introduce the Certified Secure Software
   Lifecycle Professional (CSSLPCM) certification. The CSSLPCM certification
   program is leading the industry by establishing standards and best
   practices, ensuring security throughout the software development process.

   Object Mentor, an industry leader in training and in transitioning
   enterprises to Agile Software Development, will announce its new course
   line-up, which includes "Intensive Hands On Principles of Object Oriented
   Design Course for Java Programmers" and "Test Driven Development with
   Refactoring for Ruby".

   Rally Software Development will showcase two new products: its
   programmable Internet platform for Agile Application Lifecycle Management
   and Rally Product Manager, its end-to-end SaaS solution that leverages
   Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems to help organizations
   close the feedback loops between development teams and users, ensuring
   development priorities are aligned with the highest value opportunities.

   Servoy, a leader in SaaS/Platform as a Service (PaaS) development, will
   introduce its new web portal, iServoy, and it will launch the Eclipse-
   based Servoy 4.0. This latest release of Servoy is a major upgrade from
   all previous versions, enabling Servoy developers to produce even better,
   more powerful enterprise-level applications using a standards-based IDE
   (Integrated Development Environment).

   Urbancode will demonstrate the latest release of the award-winning
   application lifecycle automation server, AnthillPro, which provides
   greater scalability and increased performance.  Unlike simple continuous
   integration tools, AnthillPro makes it possible to define and automate
   distributed builds, deployments, test orchestration, releases and more.
   Urbancode's products transform error-prone manual processes into
   centralized automated services that accelerate build and test cycles.

Additionally, TopCoder and Dr. Dobb's Events will co-sponsor a live programming competition on the Expo floor. The onsite Algorithm Competition will give attendees a chance to face off on an even playing field with their peers to determine who can deliver the fastest correct solutions to a series of written problem statements.

For a complete schedule of all educational sessions, keynote addresses, special events and exhibitors, visit

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