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Philosophies for engineering computer-based systems

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1 Author(s)
Lawson, H.W. ; Lawson Publishing & Consulting Inc., Lidingo, Sweden

A sound problem-relevant philosophy is the key to achieving successful implementation of complex computer-based systems and software engineering methods and tools naturally flow from this foundation. The importance of a philosophy is illustrated by considering the development of Simula. Several philosophy-relevant factors are discussed and experiences where philosophies have played a central role in realizing complex real-time applications are described. These experiences relate to telecommunication software, automatic train control and power dispatching.<>

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Computer  (Volume:23 ,  Issue: 12 )