An investigation into current system development trends, including a summary of projects, platforms, and tools. The majority of projects get completed on time and within budget, but 14 percent still present problems. The choice of tools appears to be changing to represent the demand for new projects on new platforms—particularly the Internet. CASE tools are used sparingly, and Java is beginning to replace C++ in many projects. Database management systems are critical to almost all projects.
Post, Gerald V. and Kagan, Albert
"Systems Development Tools and the Relationship to Project Design: Cost and Budget Implications,"
Journal of International Information Management: Vol. 14
, Article 1.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jiim/vol14/iss1/1