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Abstract The following recaps a custom research study among Java software development managers (a group that has great influence but has been historically under-researched). The study found that the overriding issue, with regards to code quality, frustrating these managers is their ability—or inability—to minimize software failures/bugs in code before release. This is followed by secondary concerns over not tracking quality early enough in a project's development path, the need for clear and well-defined metrics, inefficient use of time reviewing code, and the inability to track individual developer's performance. Managers want a quality measurement system that will institute solid quality metrics, help them track and train new hires, and work with their existing toolsets. The key benefit would be a greater sense of control driven by lower stress levels,... (more)