Next-generation programming tools come of age
Language conversion, graphical profiling, and other automated programming tools have become essentials in the current era of “software integration”
he landscape of software development is changing. It’s no longer just creating new software from the ground up. In today’s programming environment, engineers are often taking an existing software application and updating it with new features and functionality. However, there’s a catch. These new features are being added along with the addition of new application requirements such as updated hardware, a new programming language, or a new operating system or RTOS. This method of updating software is beneficial in that it’s allowed for applications to advance at an accelerated pace. However, the arsenal of tools needed by software engineers on today’s projects is much different from what was required in the past.