Tool Building on the Shoulders of Others

Authors
Holger Kienle, Adrian Kuhn, Kim Mens, Mark van den Brand, Roel Wuyts
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Title
Tool Building on the Shoulders of Others
Authors
Holger Kienle, Adrian Kuhn, Kim Mens, Mark van den Brand, Roel Wuyts
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Article
Journal
IEEE Software
Volume
26
Number
1
Pages
22-23
Year
2009
Note
In Tools of the Trade column (Ed. Diomidis Spinellis)

Abstract

Software engineering requires adequate tool support. Research in software engineering is no different. Many researchers in this field build and use advanced tools and prototypes either as a means to validate their own research ideas, or to advance the state-of-the-art in software engineering tools and techniques. At this year’s ECOOP conference, a first workshop was dedicated to academic tool building, allowing researchers to share their experiences and to discuss how to build tools more effectively and efficiently. The presented tools, 15 in total, covered a broad range of topics, among them: refactoring, modeling, behavioral specification, static and dynamic program checking, user interface composition, and program understanding. In this column we adopt a different focus and – based on the discussions held at the workshop – identify four emerging trends in academic tool development.

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BibTeX Record
  @article{RELEASeD-2009-722796,
    title = {Tool Building on the Shoulders of Others},
    author = {Holger Kienle and Adrian Kuhn and Kim Mens and Mark {van den Brand} and Roel Wuyts},
    year = {2009},
    journal = {IEEE Software},
    volume = {26},
    number = {1},
    pages =  {22-23},
    note = {In Tools of the Trade column (Ed. Diomidis Spinellis)},
  }