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Category: Application testing
Compuware introduced the QALoad 5.5 performance tester, a wizard-driven automated test suite that includes a parameterization wizard that reduces scripting complexity.
Category: Database tools
Built entirely on managed .NET code, DataDirect Connect for ADO.NET 3.0 gives developers the performance, security and scalability advantages of running applications in the CLR.
Studio Enterprise 2006 v2 from ComponentOne includes Ajax-enabled components, new charting features, and productivity enhancements.
Nevron Chart for .NET provides data visualization components for displaying dynamic charts with both raster and vector graphics.
ComponentArt Charting for .NET version 2006.1 lets developers create 3D charts bound to data sources like XML structures, SQL databases and .NET arrays.
NetAdvantage 2006 version 1 from Infragistics allows developers to add a variety of presentation layer enhancements to ASP.NET, Windows Forms and Tablet PC applications.
Category: Developer Life Cycle Tools
TeamPlain Web Access allows users to submit new bugs and tasks, list work items assigned, view project status reports, and access shared files in source control repositories.
JetBrains' ReSharper 2.0 adds a number of features to the Visual Studio IDE, such as error highlighting, error correcting and refactoring.
Category: Tools and Platforms
Verio's Shared Hosting for Windows 2003 lets enterprises host Web applications that consist of up to 30 domains and 40 GB of disk space. Accounts with Verio also give developers access to the company's Windows Labs.
Category: Office and Client Development
Elegance Technologies has released Lucid Spec 1.3, a Windows application that helps prototype and describe user interfaces.