As promised in previous posts, I would like to introduce one of our experience-driven undertakings – Instigate Application Framework. The idea for creating a tool like Framework was conceived while working on customer projects. We had understood that QA and GUI building efforts were often underestimated when doing the estimations and forecasts for SW development. This has actually been a stumbling block for EDA start-ups, since many of them close down due to costs far exceeding forecasts.
A typical EDA application has a huge number of similar looking dialogues, requires an embedded scripting command line, as well as serialization/de-serialization of the objects (also known as save/load) and all this needs to be updated every time the objects change.