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Issue 9 • Date Sept. 1996

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  • AOL blackout indicates need for reliable on-line systems

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Microsoft spins Web strategy

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Managing Object-Oriented Software Development

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • IEEE Computer Society Election

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • IEEE president-elect candidates address issues of concern to the Computer Society

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Web Portable Applications Study Group

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  • Test Technology Technical Committee

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Personal digital assistants: Part 1

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Managing the US Navy's first OO digital mapping project

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):69 - 74
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    In the late 1980s the Defense Mapping Agency began converting their paper maps into digital format. A military standard known as Vector Product Format emerged as the format for storing digital vector data. The VPF relational data model, however, has problems representing complex spatial data. In 1991, the US Navy, a DMA database user, began investigating how object technology could improve its dig... View full abstract»

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  • Evolving an operating system for the Web

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):90 - 92
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    Considering the drive to standardize operating system technology and the frantic pace of innovative application development on the Internet and World Wide Web, what is left for OS developers to do? The paper discusses some of the basic functions of operating systems and considers the development of a Web-oriented OS View full abstract»

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  • Traceability process for large OO projects

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):63 - 68
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    Object-oriented software development has become popular, but scaling it up for large projects has been a problem. With large OO projects, late integration problems are a particular concern. They can cause schedule slippage and other difficulties. I developed a process called Traceability for OO Quality Engineering, or TOOQE, to minimize such problems. TOOQE emphasizes traceability and the integrat... View full abstract»

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  • Managing object oriented framework reuse

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):52 - 61
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    Reusing frameworks instead of libraries can cause subtle architectural changes in an application, calling for innovative management solutions. We relate our experience in managing the Knowledge-Based Software Assistant project and offer tips for buying, building and using frameworks. One of the promises of object-oriented software development is that organizations can get a significant return on d... View full abstract»

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  • Invention documentation: a primer

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):85 - 86
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    The paper discusses the importance of maintaining adequate records during the development of an invention. Thorough and accurate records will help to track progress, determine the best course for future work, write reports, and develop papers for publication. From a legal perspective, it is important to keep records to patent an invention. To be patentable, an invention must be new, useful, and no... View full abstract»

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  • The effect of object-oriented frameworks on developer productivity

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):45 - 51
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    Cost and time estimation are difficult problems in software development projects. Software metrics tackle this problem by assuming a statistical correlation between the size of a software project and the amount of effort typically required to realize it. To be useful in estimating cost, a size metric must take into account the inherent complexity of the system. Such metrics have been applied with ... View full abstract»

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  • Reversibility in software engineering

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):93 - 95
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    Part of the attraction of object technology is its ability to remove or lower the walls that have traditionally stood between various aspects of software construction-analysis, design, implementation, maintenance. A good OO process should be reversible, allowing developers to move between tasks backward as well as forward, with many benefits for the quality of the process and the product. The auth... View full abstract»

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  • Will tiny beans conquer the world again? [Java language]

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):13 - 14
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    The paper discusses the Java language and its component technology Java Beans. Java Beans allows middleware to work across all desktops. Thus, it has a slight chance against ActiveX. ActiveX compiles into Wintel binaries, while Java compiles into J-code. Microsoft is about to apply some pressure by flooding the Internet with compelling applications that require users to adopt ActiveX View full abstract»

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  • An OO project management strategy

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):33 - 38
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    Large object oriented projects pose coordination, logistical, and communication problems for managers. We have developed a strategy designed to help solve these problems. Our strategy calls for an iterative development process. In addition, we call for specialized work teams and the division of projects into strategic and tactical areas. Strategic processes address issues that have system-wide ram... View full abstract»

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  • Managing iteration in OO projects

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):39 - 43
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    Why do some companies succeed in managing object-oriented projects and others fail? I have reviewed numerous failed object technology projects, and it is clear to me that the single largest failure is technology management, not the technology itself. When they move to object technology, most companies prepare their technical staff by sending them to language and object-oriented analysis and design... View full abstract»

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