27 April 2010

PS: Software automation tools

In this episode Stephen Heffner explains how automation tools can improve both the efficiency, and quality, of software development. Code generation tools still aren't all that useful, but there has been a lot of progress in automation systems that check code for best practices and quality.

You can check out Stephen's company (which makes software automation systems) at http://www.pennington.com/.

NOTE: Practical Software is the official podcast for the Software Engineering Productivity group on Linked:In. You can listen to other episodes of Practical Software. Other content for the SEP group is stored in our resource center.


  1. Am I crazy - the podcast linked to the player above is for a totally unrelated business podcast??? Starting your own business???

  2. Sorry about that. I think I must have inadvertently used the widget that plays the most recent podcast rather than the one that points to the specific podcast. I have fixed it now.