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The AdaPIC tool set: supporting interface control and analysis throughout the software development process

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3 Author(s)
Wolf, A.L. ; Dept. of Comput. & Inf. Sci., Massachusetts Univ., Amherst, MA, USA ; Clarke, L.A. ; Wileden, J.C.

The AdaPIC tool set, an important component of an Ada software development environment, is discussed. The AdaPIC tool set is one particular instantiation, specifically adapted for use with Ada, of the more general collection of language features and analysis capabilities that constitute the PIC approach to describing and analyzing relationships among software system components. This tool set is being tailored to support an incremental approach to the interface control aspects of the software development process. Following a discussion of the PIC interface control and incremental development concepts, the AdaPIC tool set is described, concentrating on its analysis tools and support for incremental development and demonstrating how it contributes to the technology for developing large Ada software systems

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Software Engineering, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )