Here is a piece of text:
Since Dapper has been in production and operating at large scale for years now, we decided it would be most appropriate to focus this paper on what Dapper’s deployment has taught us, how our design decisions played out, and in what ways it has been most useful. The value of Dapper as a platform for XXX development of performance analysis tools, as much as a monitoring tool in itself, is one of a few unexpected outcomes we can identify in a retrospective assessment.
Which articles would you place before two words in bold (
Do not they mean/imply particular and very specific development (that has led to the developing of specific and well-known tools)? Is so, should not
the development be there?
On the other hand, does not
a retrospective assessment mean literally just any retrospective assessment ever made by anyone?