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Issue 12 • Date Dec. 1979

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  • Computer

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  • Simulate Realty!

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  • Table of contents

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  • Special Message

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  • Call for Papers

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  • Human Factors in Software Engineering

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    Software engineering is an effort to reduce the cost of producing software by raising programming productivity and lowering maintenance effort and to increase the benefits of software by extending application areas and improving service. Human factors considerations can have a major impact on the software development process and the quality of the software produced. High-level languages have increased programmer productivity by removing from the programmer the burden of remembering what values are in what register and placing it on a software system which is much more suited to managing detail. Other programming methodologies and tools have been developed to reduce the cost of producing software: design methodologies, structured programming, chief programmer teams, disciplined coding conventions, etc. The efficacy of these software aids has been demonstrated mostly by case studies. The articles in this issue of Computer analyze some of these methodologies and tools from a human factors viewpoint, using the tools of human factors engineering to determine if the use of a particular aid increases programming performance or the quality of the resulting software. View full abstract»

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  • Interactive Laboratory System ILS

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  • Human Factors Experiments in Designing Interactive Systems

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    Successful industrial design gracefully unites esthetics and function at minimum cost. However, designers face special problems when they apply their skills to interactive computer systems. View full abstract»

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  • Let your LSI-11* Break the 28K Barrier With our Bank-Switching Family

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  • An Investigation of Human Factors in Software Development

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    The effects of human factors on "high-level" software properties–too intangible to quantify directly–can be inferred from the collective behavior of related "low-level" aspects. View full abstract»

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  • 1980-1981 IEEE Computer Society Scholarships for Members of Student Branch Chapters of the Computer Society

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  • Modern Coding Practices and Programmer Performance

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    The late 70' s find structured programming increasingly popular—this and other techniques are programming's future. But what does experimental evaluation say about their actual effects on programmer performance? View full abstract»

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  • Data Referencing: An Empirical Investigation

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    The language features selected affect the difficulty of the programming process. Proper choices of variables referenced and those "alive" per statement may simplify both program construction and maintenance. View full abstract»

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  • Special Feature: A Taxonomy for Valid Test Workload Generation

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    The primary purpose of this paper is to classify the computer evaluation environments in which test workloads are typically used and to discuss methods for sound test workload generation in each of these environments. The degree of representativeness that can be achieved in each environment using currently existing methodologies is also evaluated. View full abstract»

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  • Special Feature: Developing a Multiple-Instructon-Stream Single-Chip Processor

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    Multiprocessing within a chip may be the next step in the evolution of single-chip microprocessors. The methodology described here achieves multiple-instruction-stream concurrency with a shared-resource pipeline architecture. View full abstract»

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  • Advance Program

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  • Special Feature: Putting Petri Nets to Work

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    Today's modeling tools, appropriate for conventional sequential systems, will be inadequate for the complex concurrent systems of the 80's. Petri nets may offer a solution. View full abstract»

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  • Software Professionals: If you're Looking for Visibility in a True Research Environment, We're Looking for you

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  • Special Feature: Microprocessor Assembly Language Draft Standard

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    Consolidating existing assembly language features, this proposed standard establishes assembly language conventions for present and future microprocessors. It is, offered here for public comment before submission to the IEEE Standards Board. View full abstract»

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  • Technical Obsolescence isn't something that Happens only to Hardware ... It Happens to People too!

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  • Workshop Report: The Science of Design

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  • The QM-1 Emulates Any Computer

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  • The Open Channel

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  • Computer Magazine Annual Index Volume 12, 1979

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  • New Products

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