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O'Reilly: CASE Tools: Large System Development

Aug 06, 2002, 19:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David HM Spector)

"Despite the reports to the contrary from such industry intellects as IDG, Linux has made quite a big splash in all areas of computing and not just 'limited inroads' in the data center in terms of Web servers. Notice I said, 'computing'. Not desktop applications, Web servers, or clusters, but computing. Computing is something that transcends the mundane and goes to the heart of the nature of what it is that computers do and how we get them to do it.

"We often see articles and other material written about Linux in high-end database servers, DNA sequencing software, geologic research, and embedded Linux. What we don't usually see is the depth to which open source software and Linux are influencing the way software is created.

"Beyond the lone programmer toiling away over a hot keyboard with way too much caffeine at his or her disposal, there are some very serious software engineering efforts happening in the Linux universe. This article will talk about some aspects of this part of the Linux world and how they can help shape and control software-engineering costs at your firm..."

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