tools_discuss -- IGDA Tools SIG Mailing List


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The Tools SIG covers all types of tools development, from command line tools, to UI-focused tools, all the way to middleware applications.

This list aims to raise awareness about what "tools" are, how they can be developed more productively, and how teams can get more out of them over time. Effective tool design can save hundreds of hours in labor, and allow companies to focus on issues of quality. The overall mission of the SIG is to encourage effective tools design and development, leading to more reusable tools with longer shelf lives.

Our goals:

  • Encourage innovative tool design/development

  • Encourage open source projects

  • Promote good design practices, which encourage tool reusability and longer life spans

  • Provide a forum for open discussion

  • Promote collaboration between professionals and academics

  • Reduce the amount of duplicate work being done, and focus more on moving development forward into new areas

  • Identify problems/needs within the field, and address them

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