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Issue 3 • Date 1992

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):412 - 413
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    This issue contains papers on seven subjects: the evolution and design of user interfaces such as the Common User Access* (CUA*) Workplace Model, the Distributed Data Management (DDM) architecture and its implementation in the Customer Information Control System (CICS), a discussion of the data description and conversion architecture and data language that has been adopted for Systems Application ... View full abstract»

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  • The evolution of the Common User Access Workplace Model

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):414 - 428
    Cited by:  Patents (9)
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    This paper describes some of the influences contributing to and issues in dealing with the evolution of user interface guidelines over time. In particular, we focus on the evolution of IBM's user interface architecture, the Common User Access™ (CUA™) interface, over a period of six years. Discussed are the key architectural and design elements of the CUA Workplace Model, the fundamen... View full abstract»

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  • The designer's model of the CUA Workplace

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):429 - 458
    Cited by:  Patents (20)
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    This paper discusses the details, insights, and rationale of the Operating System— (OS—) Version 2 Workplace Model, an implementation of the user interface defined by the IBM 1991 Common User Access— (CUA—) guidelines. The Workplace Model is described as an object-oriented user interface where objects represented by icons are manipulated by selection and movement, copyi... View full abstract»

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  • Inside IBM's Distributed Data Management architecture

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):459 - 487
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    IBM's Distributed Data Management (DDM) architecture is an element of Systems Application Architecture™ that defines an open environment for sharing data in files and relational databases. DDM is a key element of IBM's Distributed Relational Database Architecture. DDM architecture enables programs to access and manage data stored on remote systems. It is a framework for a wide range of addi... View full abstract»

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  • Data description and conversion architecture

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):488 - 515
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    A data description and conversion architecture has been defined by IBM to enhance data interchange among Systems Application Architecture™ (SAA™) programming languages and systems. Its components, described in this paper, are (1) A Data Language (ADL), a programming language for describing data and specifying what data conversions are to be performed, (2) an object-oriented method of... View full abstract»

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  • SAA distributed file access to the CICS environment

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):516 - 534
    Cited by:  Patents (3)
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    IBM's Customer Information Control System (CICS) is the leading product family in the on-line transaction processing (OLTP) market. OLTP systems are being used by many enterprises to implement their daily business processes and manage operational data such as accounts, inventories, and orders. CICS/Distributed Data Management (CICS/DDM) implements the distributed file function of Systems Applicati... View full abstract»

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  • The BiProcessor: A merger of two architectures

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):535 - 549
    Cited by:  Patents (6)
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    The BiProcessor consists of an IBM System/370™ and a Personal System/2® and merges these two IBM architectures into a synergistic relationship. The two processing environments are connected by an internal high-speed pipe that allows each system to take advantage of the other's strengths as well as developed products, both hardware and software. This paper describes this closely coupl... View full abstract»

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  • Project Athena: Supporting distributed computing at MIT

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):550 - 563
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Project Athena™ was an educational computing initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, undertaken in partnership with the IBM Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation from 1983 to 1991. This paper gives an overview of the network-based distributed computing services, developed for a number of UNIX™-capable workstations. These services are extensions to the native ... View full abstract»

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  • Design considerations for distributed applications

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):564 - 589
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    Probably the hardest part about developing a distributed application is determining where to start. There are multiple hardware and software platforms to understand, network traffic implications, and numerous tools and technologies to consider. One question, however, transcends the importance of what platform to pick or what tool to use: that is, how do you design it? This paper represents the res... View full abstract»

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  • Extending and formalizing the framework for information systems architecture

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):590 - 616
    Cited by:  Papers (89)
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    John Zachman introduced a framework for information systems architecture (ISA) that has been widely adopted by systems analysts and database designers. It provides a taxonomy for relating the concepts that describe the real work to the concepts that describe an information system and its implementation. The ISA framework has a simple elegance that makes it easy to remember, yet it draws attention ... View full abstract»

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