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Tool Building on the Shoulders of Others
January/February 2009 (vol. 26 no. 1)
pp. 22-23
Holger M. Kienle, University of Victoria
Adrian Kuhn, University of Bern
Kim Mens, Université catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve
Mark van den Brand, Eindhoven University of Technology
Roel Wuyts, IMEC
At the first International Workshop on Advanced Software Development Tools and Techniques, four emerging trends in academic tool building were evident. First, tools are increasingly constructed on the basis of external code, reusing, for instance, existing frameworks and integrated development environments. Second, researchers often choose dynamic languages such as Smalltalk to implement prototype tools. Third, Web-based tools are starting to incorporate Web 2.0 technologies to improve user interaction. Finally, increasing computational resources allow tools to tackle larger, real-world code bases.
Index Terms:
tool building, reuse, dynamic languages, Web-based user interfaces, scalability
Holger M. Kienle, Adrian Kuhn, Kim Mens, Mark van den Brand, Roel Wuyts, "Tool Building on the Shoulders of Others," IEEE Software, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 22-23, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.25
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