Technology Evaluation

Why Free Does Not Always Mean the Same than Cheap

One interesting idiosyncrasy of the software development industry is that the open source movement has created a number of development tools, which can be used to develop computer software free of charge. In some cases, this has been even used to

Why Business Dictates Technology Selections

In my previous article called When Business Dictates Technology Selections, I wrote about arguments, which are used by management to overrule the technology selections made by technical staff. I also tried to describe, why I feel that managers

When Business Dictates Technology Selections

A few days ago I found myself in the middle of an argument concerning the best build tool for Java projects. Somewhere during the discussion, I realized that there is no tool, which is best in every possible situation. Naturally, this leads into a