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Issue 2 • Date March-April 1999

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  • Software Engineering Principles

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):6 - 8
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (6)
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  • Finding Perfomance Improvements

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):61 - 65
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  • What Have You Learned Today?

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):66 - 68
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  • A Book You Can Chew On [Book Review]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):91 - 92
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  • Pascal to C++ Without Tears

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):92 - 93
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  • Designing For The User

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):93 - 94
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  • Reuse Strategies For Success

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):95 - 96
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  • Ubiquitous Computing Uncorked

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):97 - 99
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  • Why License Software Engineers

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):101 - 103
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  • The Loyal Opposition - On Design

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):104 - 103
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  • Untested software threatens infrastructures

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):89 - 90
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    The public needs access to information infrastructures that are reliable, secure, noninterruptible, and fault-tolerant, but the transition to paperless commerce threatens individual privacy with each transaction. Wholesale payment systems, such as the United States Federal Reserve's FedWire and automated clearing houses, move trillions of dollars over electronic networks daily. With roughly 95 per... View full abstract»

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  • Making sense of measurement for small organizations

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):14 - 20
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    The key to successful measurement programs is to make the metrics meaningful and tailor them to the organization-however small it might be. Here the author explains how he helped three small companies reduce the time spent handling change requests, correcting errors, and generating system versions and production releases. Both the developers and customers appreciated the improved practices View full abstract»

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  • Retrain your code czar

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):86 - 88
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    Many software organizations have two classes of technical staff: normal employees and royalty. The royalty-those kings, queens, and czars of software development-initiate central controlling project roles. They see a dire project need and act on it, though no one asked them to. Royalty believe they provide unique project and product skills for the organization. They may, but, in my experience, the... View full abstract»

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  • Leverage your lessons [project management]

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):30 - 32
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    In today's fast-moving market, software project teams don't have time to make several attempts to meet a customer's requirements. Teams need to be smart about what they do learning from the experiences of colleagues within their own organization and in the industry. In short, teams need to take the time to do things as “right” as they can because they don't have time to do things over.... View full abstract»

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  • Self-tuning systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):52 - 60
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    Tuning operating systems helps system administrators improve system performance and efficiency, but it can be time-consuming. These authors propose a mechanism, based on genetic algorithms, to automate this process by running simulations of system performance for various parameter values during the system's idle loop View full abstract»

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  • Capturing the benefits of requirements engineering

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):78 - 85
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    Requirements management has a critical effect on an organization's development costs and software quality. The authors have developed a method that allows incremental, systematic improvement of requirements engineering and builds on existing SPI models and standards, filling in the gaps to improve schedules, budgets, and product quality View full abstract»

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  • Harissa: A hybrid approach to Java execution

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):44 - 51
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    Java provides portability and safety but falls short on efficiency. To resolve this problem, the authors developed Harissa, an execution environment that offers efficiency without sacrificing portability or dynamic class loading View full abstract»

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  • Reverse-engineering new systems for smooth implementation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):36 - 43
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    Reverse-engineering a commercial client-server system from PeopleSoft yielded a valuable resource and proved to be cost-effective. The authors describe the motivations for, approach to, and results of this project, commissioned by the Commonwealth of Virginia's government View full abstract»

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  • Act quickly to avoid losing patents

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):33 - 35
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    “Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeros”, a headline recently announced. Of course, Microsoft did not invent ones and zeros, and neither Microsoft nor anyone else could get a patent covering their use. Nonetheless, the headline firmly underscores the breadth of software patents being issued today. Only a few years ago, the software industry rallied against the famous Compton's NewMedia multimed... View full abstract»

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  • A method for software quality planning, control, and evaluation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):69 - 77
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    Squid is a method and a tool for quality assurance and a control that allows a software development organization to plan and control product quality during development. The Telescience software development project used it to build a remote monitoring and control system based in Antarctica View full abstract»

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  • Metrics for small projects: Experiences at the SED

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):21 - 29
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    An organized, comprehensive metrics program can bring order to the chaos of small-project management and form the foundation for a concerted process improvement effort. The authors describe their experience in applying metrics to one such US Army organization View full abstract»

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