Introduction to Software Engineering/Tools

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Basically, for every step in the development process there are tools available.

  • Modelling and Case Tools: StarUML, objectiF, Visio, ArgoUML
  • Writing Code: IDEs like Eclipse, Netbeans, Visual Studio; Compilers and Debuggers; SourceControl like CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, SourceSafe, Perforce
  • Testing Code: Testing frameworks like JUnit, FIT, TestNG, HTMLUnit; Coverage with Clover, NCover; Profiling tools like EclipseProfile, Netbean’s Profiler, JProf, JProbe
  • Automation: Build tools: make, Ant, Maven,
  • Documentation: JavaDoc, Doxygen, NDoc; Wikis
  • Project Management, Bug Tracking,Continuous Integration: Trac, Bugzilla, Mantis; CruiseControl, Hudson
  • Re-engineering: Decompiler: JAD; Obfuscators

Some of these tools we have talked about before, but some we still need to learn about.