By Alex Wilson
Here is what I read
Pluginfest Day Two By Adrian Taylor
Some of the tools available from WindRiver, for example, are just light years ahead of what’s available for Symbian OS. ... The QNX and WindRiver tools are terrific. WindRiver’s memory profiling stuff in particular blew me away. ...
Now, as one of the DSO tenets is that of software standardisation and in particular the alignment of tools across the project life cycle, I couldn't resist taking a look at this. This has traditionally been difficult in the A&D industry due to the complexity and diversity of end user systems.
But as the ECLIPSE project really matures we can start to see the benefits of this standardisation from the software development side.
Take a look at the great screen shots of products working together here, I particularly wanted to point out the shots of Workbench with Perforce, Rhapsody, Klocwork and IBM (RSD and TestRT), (scroll down past the Symbian stuff to see this...)
I think this is great news for our industry and will benefit us all by bringing together a comprehensive software development framework across the entire life cycle to allow us to get on with developing device software applications rather than figuring out how the tools can be made (or forced) to work together!