Eight (8) tools you need to master if you want to actively participate to the development of Asterisk open source software

I present how a developer could participate to the Asterisk development community.

This is based on the talk made by Russel Bryant http://fosdem.org/2011/schedule/speaker/russell_bryant during the FOSDEM 2011 http://fosdem.org/2011/

http://www.asterisk.org/ is software that turns an ordinary computer into a communications server

http://www.reviewboard.org web-based code review tool that offers developers an easy way to handle code reviews

http://www.atlassian.com/software/bamboo/ continuous integration server that automates the building and testing of your software

http://www.lua.org powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language used for unit testing

Sniff2snipp: utility for creating SIPp scenarios from pcap files

http://sipp.sourceforge.net/ free Open Source test tool / traffic generator for the SIP protocol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pcap pcap (packet capture) consists of an application-programming interface (API) for capturing network traffic.

  1. www.tcpdump.org (Un*x)
  2. www.winpcap.org (Windows)

http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb/ GNU Project debugger, allows you to see what is going on `inside’ another program while it executes — or what another program was doing at the moment it crashed.

http://valgrind.org/ instrumentation framework for building dynamic analysis tools (for debugging in C)


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