Computer

Issue 4 • April 1996

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  • An Invitation to Formal Methods

    Publication Year: 1996
    Cited by:  Papers (28)
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  • On the Road to the Information Superhighway

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Upgrading without fear [Product Reviews]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • A new standards working group model [Standards]

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Software defect-removal efficiency

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):94 - 95
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    Defect-removal efficiency-the percentage of bugs eliminated by software reviews, inspections and tests-is a powerful software quality metric that should be understood by everyone in the software business. Many top companies have used this metric since the 1960s. In fact, one of the most common attributes of “best in class” companies is that their software managers, programmers and qual... View full abstract»

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  • The limits of innovation

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):7 - 9
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    Future businesses must learn at high speed, because the faster a company learns, the sooner its products achieve mainstream status. The computer industry is full of future businesses chronically hooked on mainstreaming: if a software company fails to gain a Lanchester share of its market in less than two or three years, the stockholders dump their shares, profit-sharing executives leave in droves,... View full abstract»

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  • Enabling commerce on the Internet

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):91 - 92
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    For several years, electronic commerce has been a much-touted goal for the Internet. Not long ago, the Internet was used primarily for research, with access limited mainly to the university and research communities. But network service providers and commercial online services have opened it to a much larger user community. Many companies have set up corporate Web pages, and we have started to see ... View full abstract»

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  • OPEN: toward method convergence?

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):86 - 89
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    In the object-oriented (OO) field, methods for analysis and design are a major area of interest. Many such methods have been proposed in the past few years, leading to numerous requests for convergence or unification. The authors describe such an effort. Theirs is not the only ongoing attempt at unification, but it has already attracted considerable interest. The aim of the Omega project, leading ... View full abstract»

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  • Software visualization in the large

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (139)  |  Patents (54)
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    The invisible nature of software hides system complexity, particularly for large team-oriented projects. The authors have evolved four innovative visual representations of code to help solve this problem: line representation; pixel representation; file summary representation; and hierarchical representation. We first describe these four visual code representations and then discuss the interaction ... View full abstract»

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  • Performance modeling using PDL

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):44 - 53
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    Designers characterize system performance with such quantifiable performance attributes as throughput rate, reliability, longest path delay, cost and area. To model system performance, designers create executable descriptions of one or more attributes. In this article, we introduce a new performance modeling approach using a high-level performance modeling language called PDL (Performance Descript... View full abstract»

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  • Computoons: the evolving image of computers in cartoons

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):55 - 62
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    Many people think computers are displacing humans, and this makes them nervous. Humor is one way of coping. Certainly, comic strips and cartoons have also contributed to public perceptions about computers. The early “computoons” often provided a person's first images of what computers were, how they worked and, more significantly, the potentially disturbing social issues they raised. I... View full abstract»

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  • The next 10,0002 years. I

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):64 - 70
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    Forecasts technological breakdowns and breakthroughs for the next 16 (10,000 to the base 2) years. Change has always been a part of recent history. Indeed, Earth-shaking change occurs about every 150-200 years. It takes about 50 years to make the transition from the old to the new, and we are nearing the end of just such a 50-year period. Change is caused by both technological breakthroughs and te... View full abstract»

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