Definitions of tool integration for environments

  title={Definitions of tool integration for environments},
  author={Ian Thomas and Brian A. Nejmeh},
  journal={IEEE Software},
Tool integration is not a property of a single tool, but of its relationships with other elements in the environment, chiefly other tools, a platform, and a process. Tool integration is about the extent to which tools agree. The subject of these agreements may include data format, user-interface conventions, use of common functions, or other aspects of tool construction. A framework that determines how well tools are integrated into an environment and that defines integration independently of… CONTINUE READING
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