Evaluating CM Tools

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30th year of operation on its initial project. Did I foresee this happening 30 years ago? Did I build a nice GUI? (Hint: the term didn't even exist, although text-based CRT displays were getting popular). No. But I did make sure it was built on fundamental principles and that it was scalable beyond the day's technology. So look at the technology, look at the scalability, look at the performance, look at the standards - make sure it will stand the test of time.

So what are your favorite evaluation criteria? What did I miss? How do you approach your evaluations? Drop me a note or start a thread. 

About the author

Joe Farah's picture Joe Farah

Joe Farah is the President and CEO of Neuma Technology and is a regular contributor to the CM Journal. Prior to co-founding Neuma in 1990 and directing the development of CM+, Joe was Director of Software Architecture and Technology at Mitel, and in the 1970s a Development Manager at Nortel (Bell-Northern Research) where he developed the Program Library System (PLS) still heavily in use by Nortel's largest projects. A software developer since the late 1960s, Joe holds a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto. You can contact Joe at farah@neuma.com

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