Computer

Issue 8 • Aug. 1979

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  • Computer

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):1 - 2
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  • Special Messages

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):3 - 4
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  • About the cover

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 5
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  • Software Quality Assurance

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):7 - 9
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    Although long recognized as a serious problem, many of the issues encountered in assuring the quality of computer programs have only received the level of attention they deserve in the last decade. View full abstract»

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  • Program Testing Techniques for Nuclear Reactor Protection Systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):10 - 18
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    The high-reliability software required for nuclear reactor protection systems cannot be validated by a single method. This approach combines several different but complementary techniques. View full abstract»

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  • Certification Testing: A Procedure to Improve the Quality of Software Testing

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):20 - 24
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    Here is a presently operational plan to improve the quality of program testing. After all programs are tested alone, an independent quality control staff uses automated tools to certify that minimum testing criteria have been met. View full abstract»

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  • Sixth Data Communications Symposium — 1979

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 25
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  • Error Detection Using Path Testing and Static Analysis

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):26 - 31
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    How many types of errors can be detected through static analysis and branch testing? How many man-hours and machine hours do these techniques require? Here are some empirically determined answers. View full abstract»

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  • Experience with Automated Testing Analysis

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):33 - 36
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    Automated testing analyzers are popular software test tools. Such an analyzer, using a branch testing strategy, provides a cost-effective way of increasing confidence in software behavior. View full abstract»

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  • A Survey of Standards and Proposed Metrics for Software Quality Testing

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):37 - 42
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    Military standards now contain detailed requirements for software quality. The metrics and techniques described here are being used to evaluate readiness for acceptance testing. View full abstract»

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  • A Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):43 - 50
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    The increasing criticality of software mandates a standard for software quality assurance plans. Such a standard, developed by the Computer Society's Software Engineering Standards Subcommittee, appears here. View full abstract»

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  • Announcing... The IEEE Computer Society's Tutorial Week79

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 49
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  • Interactive Computer Graphics: Flying High Part II

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):52 - 67
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    Here are further key developments: displays that look better to the eye, higher performance in vector displays, a box that gets full speed out of electrostatic plotters, and more. View full abstract»

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  • Special Feature Some Considerations in the Design of Mainframe Processors with Microprocessor Technology

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):68 - 74
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    Implementing mainframes with multimicroprocessors entails an extra cost for main memory. This often-overlooked phenomenon is analyzed here for several mainframe systems. View full abstract»

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  • The 1st International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):75 - 78
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  • NCC '79 Wrap-up The Social Implications of Computers

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):79 - 86
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    The remarkable growth of the computing industry in the past quarter century has been the result not only of capabilities in technology, development, manufacturing, and marketing, but also of the social setting in which these abilities were exercised. This year's NCC organizers chose to emphasize these social relationships in plenary sessions, panel discussions, and a few of the printed papers. The... View full abstract»

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  • Public Concerned About Privacy

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):82 - 83
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    Two out of three Americans are concerned about the threat to their personal privacy posed by computer-operated data banks in the hands of business and government. They want something done to give individuals practical rights of privacy, confidentiality, and access to records of themeselves. These are the key findings of a Louis Harris survey, as reported by Prof. Alan F. Westin of Columbia Univers... View full abstract»

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  • The Open Channel

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):87 - 88
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  • Classified Ads

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):89 - 90
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  • New Products

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s):91 - 95
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  • New Literature

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 96
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  • Recent IC Announcements

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 97
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  • Recent Microsystems Announcements

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 98
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  • New Applications & Recent Research

    Publication Year: 1979, Page(s): 99
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