Monday, February 26, 2007

New Features coming...

With a new version of EZ-Metrix in the works, it would be a good time to share some of what is coming in the next version. Although there are many improvements coming, I'll only share the BIG ones here, to keep this blog short and sweet.
  1. Comparison measures will be approximately 9 times faster. The measurement algorithms have been optimized for speed, resulting in a much faster session, without compromising accuracy. Now, if you have a large number of files to compare, your job will be done much faster.
  2. Non-comparison measures will be approximately 7 times faster.
  3. Changed Lines measure (which currently includes both SLOC and comments) will be separated into two measures (Changed lines of code and Changed lines of comments). Don't worry - the legacy Changed Lines measure will be carried forward to stay reverse-compatible with earlier versions...
  4. A set of rules will come pre-configured on all new accounts, saving you the trouble of having to create rules for every programming language you need. The default rule set will include dozens of popular languages supported by EZ-Metrix, which again, will make your job easier.
  5. Rules can be deleted (Admin only). This allows you to reduce the list of supported languages, or to remove an erroneous rule. Since rules are shared across all accounts at a company, this feature is limited to your Admin only.
  6. Restrict Database Purge feature to Admins only. This reduces the likelihood of accidental purging of your data.
  7. Redesigned UI. The aim here is to clean up the interface, and make it easier to use.

We hope you enjoy these new features. Please keep the suggestions coming, since we do listen to your feedback when we implement improvements to EZ-Metrix. Your suggestions count!



Monday, January 22, 2007

Welcome to the EZ-Metrix® blog!

Dear EZ-Metrix friends,

Welcome to my brand new web log! I'm glad you are interested enough to visit and hopefully contribute to the discussion. The purpose of this blog is to discuss the EZ-Metrix product and related topics.

EZ-Metrix was conceived and developed and is owned by James Heires Consulting, Inc. You can read all about the product here or buy it here (you can also get a FREE evaluation license) !

EZ-Metrix is a web-based code counting utility for people who develop software professionally. Used by developers, consultants and managers alike, EZ-Metrix is instrumental when used as part of a software measurement program, or to simplify the job of the software project manager. Estimation and project tracking are both facilitated with software size measurements. EZ-Metrix helps answer the question: "How much software has been developed (or tested, verified, released)?"

If you are an EZ-Metrix user, please use this blog to discuss enhancements, observations or defects, since I will be monitoring this space for helpful feedback on the product. Please keep it clean and focused - this is a moderated blog, after all...

James T. Heires, PMP
James Heires Consulting, Inc.
Home of EZ-Metrix code counting utility
"Size matters after all"TM

EZ-Metrix® is a registered trademark of James Heires Consulting, Inc.