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Why context matters - and what can we do about it?

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1 Author(s)
D. C. Gause ; Thomas J. Watson Sch. of Eng., Binghamton Univ., USA

Context is everything else that's relevant to the given software design problem, including the obvious, the subtle, the invisible, and the unknowable - the design's environment. Because the software design environment contains limitless numbers of ill-defined factors, the key to our success is determining and incorporating "just the right number" of design-relevant factors.

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IEEE Software  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 5 )