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Assessment of Software Tools, 1996., Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on

Date 22-24 May 1996

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    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Object-oriented modeling in Metaview

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):109 - 110
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    We investigate the capability of Metaview, a meta CASE system, to define object oriented CASE environments. An innovative feature of Metaview is the use of aggregation as a mechanism for linking method fragments. This approach is illustrated in the specification of our environment to support OMT, one of the most popular object oriented development methods View full abstract»

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  • Assessing the potentials of CASE-tools in software process improvement: a benchmarking study

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):104 - 108
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    CASE tools have been thought as one of the most important means for implementing the derived quality programs. Two basic questions should be answered to find the right CASE tool: what attributes the CASE tools should exhibit and how the existing tools can be ranked according to their capability to support the quality program goals. We propose our solution based on the concept of software benchmark... View full abstract»

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  • Software Thesaurus: a tool for reusing software objects

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):99 - 103
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    So far software reusability has not yet had practical application in the professional world. The reusability concept represents a direct link between productivity and software quality. In this paper a software tool is described, “Software Thesaurus” (ST), whose main purpose is to develop software, reusing objects produced previously in other software projects. This tool is defined by a... View full abstract»

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  • A characterization of OOA tools

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):59 - 67
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    Despite unification of tools supporting object oriented analysis (OOA) there is still a variety of tools making it hard to select one of them for a given environment. Clearly, if one is willing to apply a certain favorite OOA method, the choice would be restricted to tools supporting that method. However, there are usually several such tools and no clear criteria for selecting between them without... View full abstract»

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  • JANUS: Software Tools - Looking Back/Looking Forward

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Methodology of a CASE-tool assessment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):97 - 98
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    This paper investigates the efficiency of international CASE tools, which were offered on the German market in 1994. In considering a catalogue of more than 400 criteria, which has been developed in cooperation with industry, 17 CASE tools are evaluated in the scope of a case study. Both the specific requirements of a CASE user and the common requirements derived from the ISO 9000 are taken into a... View full abstract»

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  • Using software metrics tools for maintenance decisions: a classroom exercise

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):47 - 58
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    We explore the use of software metrics tools to guide software maintenance decisions. A senior undergraduate class was given a copy of QUIPU, an implementation of the X.500 directory standard, and asked to determine which component of the system would be the best to rewrite in order to improve the overall quality of the entire software system. We describe the course structure and the information a... View full abstract»

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  • CAME tools-lessons learned

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):113 - 114
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    The tools that realize and support the software measurement process will be denoted as computer assisted software measurement and evaluation tools (CAME tools). The paper presents a classification and characterization of the CAME tools on the basis of an analysis of more then twenty tools in the Software Measurement Laboratory at the University of Magdeburg View full abstract»

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  • Assessing software tools in the telecommunications industry

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):71 - 72
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    The paper describes practical aspects of assessing software tools to be used in developing large-scale telecommunications systems View full abstract»

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  • Java and JDBC: tools supporting data-centric business application development

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):121 - 138
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    Software porting, maintenance, distribution and installation form the bulk of application deployment costs. These high costs have been substantially exacerbated by the move to client server computing. No longer can an application be installed on one system for use by the entire user community. Now it must be installed on all desktops in the enterprise and, at most companies, this will be mean that... View full abstract»

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  • Software tool assessment-an Australian perspective

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):93 - 94
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    A national perspective on software tool assessment can be derived by comparing objective economic needs with the interests of the software tool community. Australia's unique combination of size, small population and small location suggest a preference for open tools that support distributed development, which compares interestingly with actual practice View full abstract»

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  • Exploratory analysis tools for tree-based models in software measurement and analysis

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):7 - 17
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    The paper presents our experience with the adaptation and construction of exploratory analysis tools for tree-based models used in quality measurement and improvement. We extended a commercial off-the-shelf analysis tool to support visualization, presentation, and various other exploration functions. The user-oriented, interactive exploration of analysis results is supported by a new tool we const... View full abstract»

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  • SoftTrak: an industrial case study

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):37 - 46
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    SoftTrak is a project performance management tool based on earned value tracking of a software project's progress. Performance management tools are needed to report problems back to management. SoftTrak looks to the functional work completed as compared to the work estimation and tracks projects by comparing the actual accomplishments against the planned activities. Projected completion date and e... View full abstract»

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  • EMERALD: software metrics and models on the desktop

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):111 - 112
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    BNR, NORTEL, and Bell Canada have jointly developed the Enhanced Measurement for Early Risk Assessment of Latent Defects (EMERALD) system for decision support, integrating software measurements, quality models, and delivery of results to the desktop of software developers in a timely manner (J.P. Hudepohl et al., 1996). It has been applied to a very large system with more than 12 million lines of ... View full abstract»

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  • Assessment of tools in the telecommunications industry: a customer perspective

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):69 - 70
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    The Information Technology Procurement and Supplier Quality department of Bell Canada is responsible for the procurement of complex software products. To assess and manage the risks related to these acquisitions, we have developed methods and tools that combine process capability assessment and software product assessment. This provides us with a generic view of the deployment of software tools am... View full abstract»

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  • Defining a set of criteria for the assessment of tool support for CMM-based software process improvement

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):77 - 86
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    Researchers as well as practitioners agree that the quality of a software product relies to a high degree on the quality of the software process. Therefore recent research efforts in software engineering focus on software process assessment and improvement (SPAI). Numerous approaches like the CMM, Bootstrap, SPICE, AMI were developed. An important factor influencing success and progress of the imp... View full abstract»

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  • If yesterday is tomorrow, this must be Toronto [Internet software]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):116 - 118
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    The author uses examples of Quarterdeck software to show that the pace of innovation in Internet software outstrips the ability of any single company or tool set to keep pace. The author points out the validity of both standards based programming and technical innovation in advance of standards with the intent of achieving market advantage. He emphasizes that one must be prepared to make use of ne... View full abstract»

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  • The role of tools in development of a data warehouse

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):139 - 145
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    We discuss the tools required for building a data warehouse. We describe key features of each tool. Software tools for data warehousing include data modeling, database management systems, data extraction and migration, data validation, metadata, and job schedulers. We also describe project management methods we have developed for building a data warehouse. Specific tailoring of traditional softwar... View full abstract»

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  • An expert system for the verification of finite-element calculations

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):18 - 23
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    A prototype expert system for the verification of finite-element analysis data with a graphical hypertext user interface for use in industry and academia is presented. This tool assists novice users in identifying problems and errors associated with finite-element simulations. Due to the use of object-oriented programming paradigms, no changes in program architecture other than the definition of n... View full abstract»

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  • Status of software tools developed in Japan

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):89 - 92
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    This paper overviews software tools developed in Japan and briefly describes some selected ones. Japanese computer manufacturers' software tools have evolved from mainframe to workstation/PC and to client/server environments, and from structured methods to object-oriented, from lower CASE to upper, and from forward engineering to re-engineering. A few CASE products by independent software vendors ... View full abstract»

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  • The CARE toolset for developing verified programs from formal specifications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):24 - 35
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    The paper describes the CARE toolset for interactive development of verified programs from formal specifications. The software engineer begins by giving a characterization of the application domain in the form of a mathematical theory. CARE tools are then used to progressively design a program by sketching out the program structure and gradually filling in the details. At any stage the correctness... View full abstract»

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