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Issue 6 • Date June 1975

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  • Computer

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): c1
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  • Everybody Wins... in the Great IEEE Computer Society Membership Race

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): c2
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 1
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  • From the President

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Does Easier Mean Better? [advertisement]

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 4
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  • Calendar

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):5 - 79
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  • Call for Papers

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):8 - 79
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  • Update: information for the computer systems design professional

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):9 - 19
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  • Highlights of the 1974 Lake Arrowhead Workshop

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):20 - 22
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  • Session I Structured Programming: Concepts and Definitions

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):23 - 24
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  • Structured Programming: a Review of Some Practical Concepts

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):25 - 30
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  • Fortran Can it be Structured-Should it be?

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):30 - 37
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    There is no doubt about it, structured programming (SP) is making waves. Wherever one goes within the computing community people are asking what it is and how they can use it. And the answers they are receiving are sometimes very different. This inability to pin down a precise definition has caused the original concept of SP to become widely distorted. For example, a recent advertisement described... View full abstract»

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  • Session II Structured Programming: A Quantitative Assessment

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):38 - 40
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    It has now been about four years since the first impressive experience using structured programming* techniques on a large production software project.<R>1</R> Yet one still hears wildly varying claims about its effectiveness in general. Here are some recent samples. View full abstract»

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  • Stuctured Programming at McAuto

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):41 - 43
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    The history of structured programming at McDonnell Douglas Automation could be divided into two ages or eras: BC and AD. BC represents Before Clarity and AD represents After Discernment. View full abstract»

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  • Applying Structured Programming to Command, Control, and Communication Software Development

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):43 - 47
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    Much has been written describing structured programming (SP) technologies, but little has been written concerning measurable results from using those technologies to deliver programs within cost, time, and performance constraints. SP technologies have been applied to large-scale real-time program development, analyzed, and further developed at Hughes since 1971. As new software projects are starte... View full abstract»

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  • An Implementation of Structured Code Techniques on a Real-Time System

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):48 - 49
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    In early 1973 the Computer Programming Laboratory of Hughes Aircraft Company decided to utilize structured programmning on a medium-sized (12 programmers) real-time system. The system, which was coded in CMS-2Y (MOD 8), ran on the UNIVAC AN/UYK-7 and had extensive hardware and interactive operator interfaces. In addition to the use of structured coding techniques, the software was developed using ... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring Programming Improvement at IBM-FSD

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 49
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    The introduction of structured programming into FSD operations and the apparent resulting improvements in the programming process stimulated efforts to measure actual improvement. View full abstract»

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  • Experienced and Accomplishments with Structured Programming

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):50 - 53
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    The two projects described here were developed at aine, Farber & Gordon, Inc. using structured programming, although neither project represents a first attempt on our part at using these techniques. (We began using SP techniques in 1970.) View full abstract»

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  • Concluding Remarks

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):53 - 54
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  • Session III Structured Programming: Problems, Approaches, and Techniques

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 55
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  • Structured Programming: Agony and/or Ecstacy

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):56 - 57
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    It has been observed, and perhaps with good reason, that structured programming is a big pain in the neck. And yet, those who profess to have tried it also claim they like it. Furthermore, they insist they will never do without it again. Is it possible that the nay-sayers and the professed believers are talking about the same thing? Probably not. There is at least a subtle distinction which lies s... View full abstract»

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  • Experience with Module-Level Specification Methods

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):58 - 61
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    During the past three years, SofTech has been developing design and specification methods with the goals of improving design quality, reducing integration problems, increasing software portability, and enhancing project control and estimating methods. In particular we wanted to increase the visibility of the detailed design process in order to facilitate design reviews and design iterations. We al... View full abstract»

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  • Session IV Impact of Structured Programming on Evolving Technologies and Related Programming Disciplines

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s): 62
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  • The Need for Improved Programming Language

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):63 - 64
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    I adopt the point of view that an ideal language contains features well-matched to the abstract concepts which the problem-solving programmer uses in his own thinking. I also assume that the modifiability of programs is of paramount importance. The features below are not necessarily listed in order of importance; an ideal general-purpose programming language should probably have all of them becaus... View full abstract»

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  • The Structuring Engine: A Transition Tool

    Publication Year: 1975, Page(s):64 - 65
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    In this workshop, the restructuring problem has been alluded to several times. Manual restructuring–i.e., the complete rewrite of a project using top-down design and implementation methods–has been offered as a way of improving existing software. View full abstract»

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