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Tool for agile

Mary Cole
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Joined: Dec 02, 2000
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Hi,

Is there a tool which support agile methodologies....pls lemme know
Ilja Preuss
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Joined: Jul 11, 2001
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Did you notice that the first line of the Agile Manifesto states

"Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools"

?

Having said that, what kind of support are you looking for?


The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Scott Ambler
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Joined: Dec 12, 2003
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In general, tools and process are reasonably orthogonal. In other words, I can apply the same tool on an agile project and on a non-agile project. Is Eclipse agile? Depends on how you use it.

Having said that, the agile community has developed some very interesting new tools which the traditional community may not be aware of. Examples which come to mind are the xUnit framework and refactoring tools (now mostly built into IDEs). We're also seeing development of new tools, particularly in the database environment (e.g. database refactoring tools, database testing tools).

So, although we prefer individuals and interactions over processes and tools, we will invest the effort to build new tools to automate important activities. Because agile developers are advancing the way that software is developed, sometimes we come up with new ideas that the traditional folks haven't thought through and as a result we come up with ideas for new tools.

- Scott


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