Issue No.04 - July/August (2005 vol.22)
Diomidis Spinellis , Athens University of Economics and Business
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2005.111
Finding the right solution to a problem is more effective than simply adding features. When trying to create a tool for collecting metrics, the author discovered something important: writing stand-alone tools that you can combine efficiently with others to handle more demanding tasks appears to be becoming a forgotten art.
software tools, software development, metrics
Diomidis Spinellis, "Tool Writing: A Forgotten Art?", IEEE Software, vol.22, no. 4, pp. 9-11, July/August 2005, doi:10.1109/MS.2005.111