A set of articles on general aspects of software development tooling.

General Software Tool Articles

  • Software tools
    Creating new software requires tools. At the most fundamental level, compiler and interpreters are required to translate programming language statements into processor instructions. At the otehr extreme are compliacted modelling, simulation and testing tools. Agile approaches have caused significant debate about the value of these tools.
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  • Cross Functional Tooling for Cross Functional Teams
    A comparison of software development management servers and power station monitoring systems: The idea of cross-functional software development servers appeals to me because we want to encourage collaboration across disciplines in agile teams. In my opinion, each discipline using a different user interface to access their data in a different server discourages this.
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  • Agile Management Tools
    Personally, I do not think there is anything more irritating during a release or iteration planning session than watching a non-typist editing user stories and tasks in a web-based product.
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