I believe tools are a crucial aspect of software engineering research, and I am therefore a strong supporter of tool-building when it comes to PhD and MSc students. Below is a list of a number of current and legacy tools whose design and construction I was involved in.
- CodeCity, a software visualization based on a 3D city metaphor
- CodeCrawler, a software visualization tool based on the idea of polymetric views
- Evolution Matrix, an extension of CodeCrawler to visualize historical information
- Manhattan, the Eclipse version of CodeCity, with some additional information stemming from Syde
- SPO, a software ecosystem visualization and analysis platform
- Softwarenaut, a visual architecture recovery tool