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Square Pegs/Round Holes: Toolset Strengths and Weaknesses

Tools often produce comparable end results by different pathways. The choice of tool for a given purpose can have dramatic effects on cost, security, maintainability, and other areas. These effects are completely predictable.

File transfer is one common case. There are several ways to transfer files between systems. FTP, HTTP, and Kermit are but three choices out of a wider universe of options. Each option has strengths and weaknesses. Often, analysis is skipped in favor of a preferred solution. This “everything is a nail” approach does a disservice to all.

This session will examine some examples of different technologies, and how the differences affect everyone, from end users to implementers.

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