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Issue No. 03 - March (1997 vol. 30)
ISSN: 0018-9162
pp: 58-63
<p>The question of what tools are available to handle the Y2K problem would normally be answered in the low-profile, pragmatic environment of software maintenance. But the Y2K problem has tremendous visibility, creating a heated atmosphere in which it is difficult to evaluate tools. The purpose of this article is to provide an outline resource guide to tools to support a Y2K project. </p> <p>A Y2K maintenance project involves most of the activities of software maintenance and management, and thus a guide to Y2K technology could become a guide to all technology that supports software maintenance and management. However, here I focus on technology specialized to handle the unusual aspects of the Y2K project. The tools are organized in six categories: inventory analysis, recovering source from object, project estimation, analysis and conversion, time simulators, and date libraries. Here I include tools only, not service providers or toolsets that are supplied only as part of a service offering. I include only those tools that have been substantially developed, marketed, supported, and documented. The 50 tools included here are technically sophisticated tools aimed at analyzing or controlling software artifacts of industrial size-software engineering tools in the real world. </p>

N. Zvegintzov, "A Resource Guide to Year 2000 Tools," in Computer, vol. 30, no. , pp. 58-63, 1997.
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