CM Crossroads and Seapine Software Launch QA DevZone

QA DevZone focuses on information and resources for quality throughout the software development process

Santa Barbara, California and Mason, Ohio -- (August 28, 2007) -- CMC Media Inc., publisher of the Configuration Management Journal and the Agile Journal, today announced the launch of the QA DevZone in partnership with Seapine Software, Inc. The new QA DevZone is a microsite within the CM Crossroads online developer community that provides a consolidation of resources and information about creating quality software. Visit www.qacrossroads.com to check out the QA DevZone.As software proliferates from computers to cars to cell phones, medical devices and an infinite number of Web applications, defects can no longer be considered just a problem to be managed. Software quality has to be a fundamental part of every phase of the software development lifecycle.The QA DevZone is a community resource that offers a wealth of expertise, and promotes learning, collaboration and the exchange of best practices to help development teams formulate forward thinking strategies to develop quality-centric processes in the development lifecycle.

One key section of the QA DevZone is A Quality Blog, written and moderated by Seapine developers and QA testers, who work to improve the quality of a product suite that is itself designed to improve quality. Another is a guest area where third-party software quality consultants and service providers share their views on software quality improvement.According to Patrick Egan, Editor in Chief of the Configuration Management Journal, "The idea of the QA DevZone is to serve a potential audience of IT professionals who are serious about understanding the factors that affect software quality and are interested in and responsible for improving the quality of software produced by and used within their organizations. Before the QA DevZone, this audience had to search multiple sites in order to find answers to their questions about the causes of software quality problems and the processes and best practices for real software quality improvement. CM Crossroads provides the perfect home for the QA DevZone as its member community is composed of a broad scope of individuals from many industries whose common link is a concern for the production of quality software.""Software quality is an increasingly important issue to society," said Richard Riccetti, president and CEO, Seapine Software. "We partnered with CM Crossroads to create the QA DevZone so anyone interested in improving software quality and making better software development lifecycle decisions will have a wealth of information at their fingertips." In the QA DevZone, community members will have access to blogs by industry thought leaders in software development and testing, educational material, best practice articles, white papers, webcasts, and a variety of other resources specific to the needs of software development professionals. The QA DevZone is online now at www.qacrossroads.com.About CMC Media, Inc.CMC Media is the publisher of the Agile Journal, the Configuration Management Journal, and host of the world's largest developer community and resource center for configuration and application lifecycle management. CmCrossroads.com and AgileJournal.com host a wide variety of services and collaboration resources for the development community, including discussion forums, newsletters, educational webcasts and an extensive library of user contributed resources. For more information about CM Crossroads and the QA DevZone -- Tel: +1 (805) 683-1200 - www.cmcrossroads.com.

About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc. is a privately held technology company whose application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions help companies manage the process of developing high-quality complex products—often in regulated industries. Our award-winning ALM solutions drive the creation of recognized brands, life-saving medical devices, even games of the year.

Founded in 1995, Seapine has headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa with over 8,500 customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.seapine.com.

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