10 tools developers need today

10 Tools Developers Need Today – my pick for the first session today. Tough choice though…

The conference session slides are available now though: http://conferences.oreillynet.com/pub/w/46/presentations.html

1) spread spam moderation among all the members of a mailing list.
2) http://www.red-bean.com/svnproject/contribulyzer/ – using a special syntax in the commit messages and then mine the results of the commit messages as it rolls. You can search for an email or name and see all the things that someone committed, suggested, etc.
3) mining IRC conversations for more data (timing, specifically). Affero (http://www.affero.net/) has the right idea, but requires user action. Take it to the next step and mine it out. Don’t automate from the IRC bot – but suggest based on patterns.
4) summarydesk.tigris.org – (mostly vaporware) summaries of mailing list discussions to get conversations aggregated to some middling level.

heh – he didn’t get through many of them, eh?