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Issue 4 • Date 1980

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):412 - 413
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    Effective and orderly software development has become a key issue in the management of data processing. The term software is recognized as meaning more than just programs. It encompasses the machines, people, and procedures that surround and are integral to a system. This expanded view of software and the need for its efficient development in an increasingly complex environment have given rise to ... View full abstract»

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  • The management of software engineering, Part I: Principles of software engineering

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):414 - 420
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    Software engineering may be defined as the systematic design and development of software prod-ucts and the management of the software pro-cess. Software engineering has as one of its primary objectives the production of programs that meet specifications, and are demonstrably accurate, produced on time, and within budget. This paper in five parts discusses the principles and practices used by the I... View full abstract»

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  • The management of software engineering, Part II: Software engineering program

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):421 - 431
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Part II, on the software engineering program, deals with the architecture of the new discipline. Discussed is the underlying concept of the software development life cycle. Based upon this foundation are a series of formally documented practices that set forth the specifics of software design, development, and management methods, which are presented in this paper. Also presented is an educational ... View full abstract»

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  • The management of software engineering, Part III: Software design practices

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):432 - 450
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    Part III, on software engineering design practices, deals with activities bounded by requirements definition on one side and program implementation on the other. Three levels of design practices are defined, dealing with construction and verification of software systems, modules within systems, and individual programs. At each stage, a new level of mathematical rigor and precision for creating and... View full abstract»

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  • The management of software engineering, Part IV: Software development practices

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):451 - 465
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Part IV, on software engineering development practices, discusses a methodology for translating designs into software products. The subject is treated under two main headings, code management and integration engineering. These are rigorous methods for building the parts and integrating them into the whole software product that meets the design specifications. View full abstract»

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  • The management of software engineering, Part V: Software engineering management practices

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):466 - 477
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Part V deals with the management of software engineering, which is primarily the intellectual control of the whole software engineering process. Intellectual control is brought about by a technical review strategy, a cost management approach, and a project environment for effective software development. View full abstract»

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  • Application development system: The software architecture of the IBM Health Care Support/DL/I-Patient Care System

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):478 - 504
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    By presenting an architectural overview of PCS, this paper has demonstrated how application development system criteria are met. Such criteria included (1) data independence, (2) logic independence, (3) ease of logic implementation (in PCS via the screen coding and that data collection list mechanism), (4) ease of CRT screen design and coding, (5) ease of printer format design and coding, (6) appl... View full abstract»

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  • A system for constructing linear programming models

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):505 - 520
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    So far several problems from agriculture have been successfully formulated in LPMODEL. Among these have been the question of how much of each kind of fish to raise in some fishponds, analyses of whether to dry up fishponds or uproot orchards so that the land could be used for raising cotton, and linear programming for entire farms. Both farm managers with and without previous linear pgroamming exp... View full abstract»

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  • The Modular Application Customizing System

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):521 - 541
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    MACS is a development tool intended to address the practical problem of mass producing standard small-business computer applications in a variety of configurations. This paper has described the current implementationo f the tool,w hich consists of four elements: support system, driver, master model, and industry-specific changes. The support system consolidates master model and industry changes to... View full abstract»

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  • Greenprint: A graphic representation of structured programs

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):542 - 553
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    GREENPRINT as a graphics representation of program control structure is unique in that its objects—blocks and boxes—appear from top to bottom in the same order as the associated program text. The two representations can thus be studied and worked with concurrently. Other advantages, some shared by conventional flowcharts and NSDs, include the capability of automatically generating GR... View full abstract»

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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):554 - 557
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  • Suggested reading

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):558 - 559
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  • Contents of Volume 19, 1980

    Publication Year: 1980, Page(s):560 - 561
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