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Issue 2 • 1998

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):154 - 155
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (1030 KB)

    Rapid development of business software for critical distributed applications is, and has long been, a key aspect of IBM's support for businesses and for independent software vendors (Isvs). IBM's San Francisco* project, which is the subject of most of the papers in this issue, provides that support and is an excellent example of joint IBM and Isv efforts. More than 130 ISVS have participated in th... View full abstract»

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  • Architecture of the San Francisco frameworks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):156 - 169
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (2)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2941 KB)

    The San Francisco™ project is an IBM initiative, with over 130 independent software vendors, to provide business process components that can form the basis of rapidly developed distributed solutions for mission-critical business applications. This paper describes the original objectives of the San Francisco project and discusses the methodology, skills, and architecture that were used to ac... View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise modeling advantages of San Francisco for general ledger systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):170 - 180
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    With the advent of San Francisco™, object technology can seriously be considered for commercial enterprise applications. Much more work needs to be done in explaining why object technology will be important to business users. In accounting, for example, objects—and San Francisco frameworks in particular—provide elegant solutions to some of the problems encountered in conventio... View full abstract»

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  • An evolutionary approach to application development with object technology

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):181 - 188
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    Although object-oriented programming (OOP) is not new, it has only recently begun to gain acceptance among independent software vendors. Reasons for this acceptance vary, from a need for basic data encapsulation, to the promise of code reuse, through problem abstraction as a way of dealing with complexity. Despite the advantages inherent in OOP, obstacles to integration with or replacement of exis... View full abstract»

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  • Enterprise knowledge sharing, activity management, and a fabric for commitment

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):189 - 199
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (2565 KB)

    Line-of-business applications and contact and activity management applications have developed independently of each other. To integrate the two aspects of business communications, we need certain information structures with specific behavior that can be used by developers building either kind of application. The San Francisco™ frameworks provide us with the opportunities to develop these co... View full abstract»

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  • Introducing shareable frameworks into a procedural development environment

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):200 - 214
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    Typically, an IBM midrange-oriented independent software vendor such as the Dutch company Consist B.V. is not a leader in using new technology. Such companies prefer to use stable, proven technology environments to create and sell their products rather than take the risk of using new, unproven technologies. Consist B.V. has been known for over 20 years in the Benelux market for delivering stable a... View full abstract»

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  • Using the San Francisco frameworks with VisualAge for Java [Technical note]

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):215 - 226
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (3274 KB)

    This technical note describes the advantages of using the VisualAge™ for Java™ (VAJ) integrated development environment when working with the IBM San Francisco™ frameworks. It also discusses minimum system requirements, how to get started, and tips for using VAJ to exploit the frameworks. To fully utilize the material, the reader should be familiar with Java programming and wi... View full abstract»

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  • Coordination and collective mind in software requirements development

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):227 - 245
    Cited by:  Papers (21)  |  Patents (1)
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    The purpose of this study was to understand how the group processes of teams of software requirements analysts led to problems and to suggest possible solutions. Requirements definition is important to establish the framework for a development project. Researchers have proposed numerous requirements development techniques, but less has been done on managing teams of requirements analysts. To learn... View full abstract»

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  • Reverse engineering of data

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):246 - 269
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (5896 KB)

    Data reverse engineering (DRE) is a relatively new approach used to address a general category of data disintegration problems. DRE combines structured data analysis techniques with rigorous data management practices. The approach is growing in popularity as an integrative systems re-engineering method because of its ability to address multiple problem types concurrently. This paper describes a ge... View full abstract»

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  • Profile-directed restructuring of operating system code

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):270 - 297
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (44)
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    In this paper we describe how a profiling system can be successfully used to restructure the components of an operating system for improved overall performance. We discuss our choice of a profiling system and how it was applied to the AS/400® (Application System/400®) operating system for the purpose of reordering code. Previous work in the industry has been mainly useful only for ap... View full abstract»

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  • Books

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):298 - 299
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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