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Issue 6 • Date Nov. 1990

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  • Prospects for an engineering discipline of software

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 15 - 24
    Cited by:  Papers (56)  |  Patents (1)
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    Although software engineering is not yet a true engineering discipline, it has the potential to become one. Older engineering fields are examined to ascertain the character that software engineering might have. The current state of software technology is discussed, covering information processing as an economic force, the growing role of software in critical applications, the maturity of developme... View full abstract»

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  • Planning the software industrial revolution

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 25 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (1)
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    The author traces the US history of invention and technology transfer from the 1700s to the present and asks whether software development can stop being a process-centered cottage industry by the application of interchangeable parts technology. He maintains that a revolution is needed to accomplish this and outlines the steps of such a revolution. The author clarifies the meaning of object oriente... View full abstract»

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  • Software-reliability engineering: technology for the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 36 - 43
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    It argued that software engineering is about to reach a new stage, the reliability stage, that stresses customers' operational needs and that software-reliability engineering will make this stage possible. Software-reliability engineering is defined as the applied science of predicting, measuring, and managing the reliability of software-based systems to maximize customer satisfaction. The basic c... View full abstract»

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  • The challenge of building process-control software

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 55 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    Process control is explained, and it is shown why trying to build process-control software using the same approaches developed and used for data-processing and information-system software will lead to failure. Rather than offering solutions to the problems inherent in developing process-control software, the author identifies the aspects of the problem on which to focus attention and the tasks tha... View full abstract»

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  • Iconic programming: where to go?

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 63 - 68
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (4)
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    Pioneering work in iconic languages is briefly recounted, and arguments regarding the feasibility of their use as programming languages are examined. In particular, their usefulness to computer professionals and for large programs is discussed. Approaches to designing good iconic interfaces are examined. Progress to date in iconic programming research is summarized.<> View full abstract»

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  • Joint software research between industry and academia

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 71 - 77
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    A model for industry-sponsored academic software research tha helps the sponsor gain tangible results quickly but respects the university's research mission is presented. Central to the model is joint effort to achieve a win-win situation for all participants. The key is the relationship between the university's principal investigator and the company's visiting scholar. The principal investigator ... View full abstract»

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  • Making a difference in the schools

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 78 - 82
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    Schools represent a challenge for the software industry. Although diverting corporate resources to schools may appear to be folly in the short run, in the long run it is a strategy for survival. The author calls on programmers and their organizations to devote their time and services to schools at the primary and secondary levels. He describes some efforts already underway, and proposes a two-part... View full abstract»

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  • Engineering software under statistical quality control

    Publication Year: 1990 , Page(s): 45 - 54
    Cited by:  Papers (45)
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    Eight common misconceptions of software quality are examined and refuted. The concept of cleanroom engineering of software is introduced. Cleanroom engineering achieves intellectual control by applying rigorous, mathematics-based engineering practices, establishes an errors-are-unacceptable attitude and a team responsibility for quality, delegates development and testing responsibilities to separa... View full abstract»

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