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Computer

Issue 5 • May 1989

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  • Software evolution through rapid prototyping

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):13 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (65)
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    Rapid prototyping is defined, and its role in software evolution is examined. Software evolution refers to all activities that change a software system. It differs from maintenance in that the latter is done after the initial development, whereas evolution activities are interleaved with the initial development and continue after the delivery of the initial version of the system. In the author's a... View full abstract»

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  • An object-oriented VLSI CAD framework

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):28 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (1)
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    It is shown, in the context of an actual prototype VLSI CAD framework called Cbase, how concepts such as data abstraction, property and operation inheritance, object specialization/generalization, code reusability, and polymorphism offered by object-oriented database management systems (OODBMSs) support rapid prototyping. The work was conducted on Vbase, a commercially available OODBMS, but the re... View full abstract»

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  • Software storming: combining rapid prototyping and knowledge engineering

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):39 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    A method for rapidly producing highly functional prototypes is described. This method, called software storming, involves experts in the initial design and implementation of a system during an intense development effort that combines knowledge engineering with the latest advances in software-development technology and workstation hardware The experiment described is a test of tools and techniques ... View full abstract»

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  • Prototypes from standard user interface management systems

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):51 - 60
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (2)
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    An explanation is given of showing a computer what to do by directly manipulating objects, as opposed to giving it instructions using a programming language. The authors demonstrate how showing can take advantage of a standard user interface and the consistency of a user interface paradigm. They discuss prototyping in the Oregon Speedcode Universe, a programming system for writing programs without... View full abstract»

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  • A rapid prototyping facility for flight research in advanced systems concepts

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):61 - 66
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    A description is given of the rapid prototyping facility (RPF) at the Dryden Flight Research Facility of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The facility, also known as the remotely augmented vehicle (RAV) facility, has been used to test control-law concepts on the F-8 DFBW (digital fly-by-wire) aircraft. It is intended as an adjunct to the usual avionics development process.< View full abstract»

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  • The programmable network prototyping system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):67 - 76
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    The programmable network prototyping system (PNPS) uses a collection of reusable hardware modules that implement generic communications functions such as transmission, reception, signal propagation, and pattern matching. These modules are interconnected and configured to emulate a variety of communication networks whose behavior can be monitored under different load conditions. The user specifies ... View full abstract»

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  • Graduation talk at Wang Institute

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):78 - 80
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    In 1987, An Wang announced that he would no longer finance the Wang Institute of Graduate Studies. Under the terms of a merger arranged with Boston University, the Institute's flagship degree, Master of Software Engineering, was discontinued. The author discusses the program's meaning and value to the software engineering profession. The establishment of the Society of Software Engineering (to car... View full abstract»

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