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SourceKibitzer Offers Free Bio Service for Java Developers; Creates Personal Brand for Enhanced Opportunities

Easy to Use Tool Supplies Achievement Metrics to Help Java Developers Gain Professional Recognition for Contributions to Open So

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- SourceKibitzer OU, the Web's most advanced resource for Java developers working on open-source software (OSS), today announced SourceKibitzer Bio, a free, web-based service to enhance the benefits that Java developers realize for contributing to the open source software community. SourceKibitzer Bio creates an online "resume" for Java developers, using powerful achievement metrics to create a valuable and unique "personal brand" that helps open doors to new professional opportunities.

Developers benefit directly by creating a highly networked presence that highlights their own unique Java achievements and skill sets, as gauged by their actual contributions to the open-source community. SourceKibitzer has developed the market's most advanced and complete Java achievement metrics, using 11 objective measurements that combine to highlight a developer's real- world skills. Compared to basic measurements offered by other systems, only SourceKibitzer combines both developer and software metrics to create the most accurate, high-level indicators of the developer's actual skills and accomplishments.

As a result, SourceKibitzer Bio's detailed software analysis creates a high-level, unique and verifiable web presence for the developer. The higher- level contributor indicators include:

-- Know-how score: Indicates a contributor's breadth of knowledge, using selected OSS software and scored on a 1-to-10 scale -- Size of personal contributions: Uses the code's syntax to measure in terms of code statements rather than a less accurate, format-dependent count of lines of code -- Complexity and difficulty: Uses multiple metrics to measure complexity of the OSS code developed -- Developer velocity: Measures the speed at which the contributor's OSS code is developed

Although none of the metrics alone may provide an accurate and complete portrait, the sophisticated metric combinations used by SourceKibitzer Bio generate indicators that create a nuanced and accurate description of the developer's achievements.

"The Java development world has a wealth of skilled developers who, for one reason or another, have not had their achievements widely recognized," noted Mark Kofman, CEO and co-founder of SourceKibitzer. "While they may have worked on proprietary software, in-house departmental utilities, or even major commercial products, we are now providing those developers with a tool to help them establish a valuable and marketable presence, based on their skills."

Participants in SourceKibitzer Bio can link to or display networked colleagues, becoming part of a greater, pooled professional resource, by contributing to the OSS community. They can present their unique qualifications including specific personal or professional "branding" information to others, including potential contractors, project leaders or employers. SourceKibitzer Bio allows Java developers to learn, interact and compare their know-how and skills with those of the larger OSS community. Participating developers can also invite colleagues, further growing the network.

Setting up a SourceKibitzer Bio is easy and takes only a few minutes. Simply follow the simple procedure at http://www.sourcekibitzer.org/ and all further updating is automatic. If a particular project is not already listed, the web-based procedure shows how to quickly and easily add it. Once the Java contribution has been "Kibitzed", SourceKibitzer auto-monitors and applies its metrics to new contributions as they are made - no further action is needed by the participating developer. Based on these continually updated metrics, the resulting resume will self-populate and revise itself.

For more complete details on the SourceKibitzer Bio service, see http://www.sourcekibitzer.org/.

About SourceKibitzer OU

SourceKibitzer is the Web's leading expert and key professional resource for Java developers and the open source software they create. Our sophisticated tools and services provide detailed programming metrics into the relevant code quality, member activity, individual developer know-how, and scope of the projects they drive. This enables users to create a valuable, personal "brand" that opens doors to new professional opportunities. Additional information is available at http://www.sourcekibitzer.org/.

SourceKibitzer

CONTACT: Scot Howard of Milani Marketing & Public Relations,
+1-408-910-9195, scot@milanimarketing.com

Web site: http://www.sourcekibitzer.org/

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