Development Tools, Skills and Case Studies
The processes and methodologies which make a discipline practical need to be supported by appropriate tools, and skills on the part of its practitioners. At times, the existing tool set proves to be either inadequate or wholly unsuited to the tasks in hand. The usefulness of any tool becomes clear only as people develop solutions to the perceived problems. The scale and novel applications in the Web arena provide a fertile area for new problems and problem solving. The volatile nature of the technologies associated with the Web virtually guarantee that new problems will crop up constantly and will lead to the fashioning of new tools to solve those problems. The papers in this section focus on the tools and skills that were needed in specific situations and represent but a small amount of the total effort in this area.