Smart Bear Software has announced that its Code Collaborator peer code review tool now integrates directly into IBM Rational Team Concert. Code review, in which developers check each other's code to find errors early in the development cycle, has been proven to be an effective way to improve software quality at a low cost.
Smart Bear's Code Collaborator works across IBM Rational's change and configuration management offerings. Smart Bear expects to release the Rational Team Concert plug-in as part of its upcoming Code Collaborator 6.0 release later this summer.
IBM Rational's Michael Loria explained the importance of an integrated code review tool: "Code Collaborator provides significant value by leveraging the unique work flow in Rational Team Concert. This level of integration is what customers will look for and will make Smart Bear one of the leading Rational Team Concert integrations. We expect Code Collaborator to become an organic part of the way customers use Rational Team Concert."