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    Dec. 17, 2002
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    Free to try (Print-disabled, limited to 8 projects per workspace.); $29.00 to buy
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"See the quality of a whole project's source code in one snapshot"

January 08, 2003

2003-01-08 10:50:12

 |  Version: Manhattan 1.0


For what I learned, two kinds of people are concerned with quality of the source code:
- a few responsible developers (and therefore *good* developers) who know what dirty code will bring in the end to a software product
- a few clever managers, who know exactly the same thing.

Unfortunately, I never saw any of these two kinds use a systematic way (or tool) to actually monitor source code quality.
The reasons of this are:
- the developers don't want to waste their time with a complex tool that will not tell them anything new about their code ("I know what's in my code")
- the managers (if they have enough time) have problems to understand the output of such tools.

By the great idea of showing the source code in the metaphor of a town, Manhattan solves both problems in this way:
- The developers can see in one second where are the dirty parts in a whole project. They can then zoom-in to see detailed information about what is wrong and where. Globally, the snapshot of the town could even make them feel proud of their project's quality...
- The managers don't need any technical knowledge to use the tool nor to understand the global result. A poor quality source code will show a town looking like Gotham city (tall, darks buildings, no green spaces). A good quality source code will look like Beverly Hills (small, bright
buildings, grass everywhere, swimming pools). In fact, this is my only critics to this program: if the town representing your project actually looks like Manhattan, it means a very poor quality for your code... May I suggest to rename the software?...

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Publisher Vertigo Engineering
Publisher web site
Release Date December 17, 2002
Date Added December 17, 2002
Version 1.0
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory IDE Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1015.81KB
File Name manhattan.exe
Total Downloads 1,141
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations Print-disabled, limited to 8 projects per workspace.
Price $29

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