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toolkit

A single utility program, a set of software routines or a complete integrated set of software utilities that are used to develop and maintain applications and databases. There are toolkits for developing almost anything. See tool, developer's toolkit, library, class library and CASE.


A Whole Lot of Tools
This logo is used for Red Gate Software's family of database utilities. The toolkit/toolbox metaphor is widely used by software vendors. (Image courtesy of Red Gate Software Ltd., www.red-gate.com)







Sometimes You Need a Real Tool!
Two-pound hammers are not part of a software toolkit; however, years ago, in order to debug the Windows version of this encyclopedia, the text had to be scrolled until it crashed. Rather than press the mouse button for several minutes, the weight of the hammer did the job. Were more sophisticated methods available? Sure. But this was the quick way.
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Launched in September, the toolkit has been downloaded by 367 people, according to Jenny Hartland, materials project officer for glass and plastics at WRAP.
Ian Foster and Steve Tuecke, consortium board members who led the original team that developed the Globus Toolkit at Argonne National Labs.
Some of the public domain toolkits are VR Juggler [1], GNU/MAVERIK [3], MR Toolkit [10] and DIVERSE [11].
We are continuing to track and actively participate in the various standards bodies, giving us the edge in upgrading our toolkits to support the latest version of voice, video and data collaboration standards--whether SIP, H.
Earlier this fall, we developed a Groove application in C# using the developer preview of the toolkit and taking advantage of Visual Studio .
Based on the award-winning SSH Secure Shell technology, SSH Secure Shell Toolkit 3.