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Issue 3 • Date 1988

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):248 - 249
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1014 KB)

    Although computer system families have historically been well served by unique operating systems and user interfaces, the growing tendency to install personal systems to operate as terminals to, and in networks with, work-group systems and enterpriselevel mainframes has led to fresh thinking on systems design and architecture. Interchanging people skills, programming, and data among systems requir... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to Systems Application Architecture

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):250 - 263
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Systems Application Architecture is a framework in which applications are developed so that they run consis-tently on major IBM computing systems. This paper presents the motivation and requirements for this framework and describes the main elements of its structure. It also discusses the effect on current processing technologies and on application development. View full abstract»

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  • Common Communications Support in Systems Application Architecture

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):264 - 280
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Application execution in a Systems Application Architecture (SAA) network depends on the underlying capability of the network to obtain reliable connectivity and orderly data exchange among its system components. The objectives of SAA are distributed applications, distributed processing, and distributed data, which are achieved through interconnected SAA systems supporting appropriate interfaces a... View full abstract»

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  • Common User Access—A consistent and usable human-computer interface for the SAA environments

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):281 - 300
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (4)
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    Systems Application Architecture (SAA) will allow customers to apply their investments in their computer operations across IBM's three major computing environments that exhibit unique characteristics in terms of architecture, workstations, operating systems, and system services. User experience is one of these investments. The Common User Access (CUA) establishes a degree of standardization that i... View full abstract»

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  • Application enabling in SAA

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):301 - 305
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    The Common Programming Interface (CPI), one of the four key elements of Systems Application Architecture, comprises a growing set of programming languages and services. The CPI indirectly offers end-user access through the Common User Access by providing the application developer with the necessary interfaces. The CPI addresses the application development requirement for portability of application... View full abstract»

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  • Enabling the user interface

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):306 - 314
    Cited by:  Patents (8)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1554 KB)

    Presenting a consistent interface to the user is one of the objectives of Systems Application Architecture (SAA). The development of SAA applications is simplified by providing enabling interfaces which help an application developer support the SAA user interface. Rather than providing a single-level en-abling interface, SAA offers a spectrum of levels spread over two interfaces: the SAA Presentat... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating applications with SAA

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):315 - 324
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (8)
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    Advances in computing technology and reductions in development cost have greatly increased the number of people who use computers, and have expanded the number and types of applications available to them. People want their applications to share data and to be consistent with one another with respect to terminology and appearance. They also frequently need access to applications and data on compute... View full abstract»

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  • Designing SAA applications and user interfaces

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):325 - 347
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    This paper describes a framework for developing applications that conform to Systems Application Architecture (SAA). The paper shows a high-level approach to creating a design; it gives examples of early modeling work with the user interface; and it appraises SAA through the eyes of several system designers. The usability of user interfaces has been evaluated through the modeling of office tasks. ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed files for SAA

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):348 - 361
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Files are still a major way of storing data in computer systems, and they are a significant part of the information to be handled by the distributed processing networks that are developing. Systems Application Architecture is supporting distributed files. In this paper, the goals, benefits, and problems of providing this support are discussed, along with the role of Distributed Data Management arc... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed database for SAA

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):362 - 369
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1482 KB)

    This paper describes, in general terms, distributed database and its relationship to Systems Application Architecture (SAA). It shows the importance to effective distribution of IBM's Structured Query Language (SQL), the database element of the Systems Application Architecture Common Programming Interface (SAA CPI). The paper defines five levels of distribution, showing how each fits real-world ap... View full abstract»

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  • SAA distributed processing

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):370 - 383
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Discussed are motivations for distributed versus centralized data processing, the relative advantages of each, and the trade-offs involved as they relate to Systems Application Architecture (SAA). Presented is a taxonomy of the various approaches to designing applications to operate in a distributed manner. SAA support for these modes is described. The management of an enterprise-wide network of s... View full abstract»

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  • The Cross System Product application generator: An evolution

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):384 - 390
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    An application generator is a generalized application development tool with which professional programmers develop applications using a fourth-generation language. This paper describes the requirements that led to the Cross System Product application generator, and how the product progressed from a single-environment product to the current multienvironment product. Also described are how the Cross... View full abstract»

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Throughout its history, the IBM Systems Journal has been devoted to software, software systems, and services, focusing on concepts, architectures, and the uses of software.

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