IBM Systems Journal

Issue 1 • 1978

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):2 - 3
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    Program development and programmer productivity are receiving much attention as a rapidly expanding technology dramatically increases available computing power. The challenge is to take advantage of this capacity with new applications, developed in a most efficient and effective manner. Thus, the work of the programmer is under close scrutiny. View full abstract»

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  • IBM's Santa Teresa Laboratory—Architectural design for program development

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):4 - 25
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    The reaction to the office environment was highly favorable. The increased work surface, the work surface arrangement, and flexibility in arranging the office components appeared to be key elements. The programmers' comments indicated that the space standards, as tested in the mock-ups, satisfied their operational criteria. View full abstract»

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  • A method for the time analysis of programs

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):26 - 36
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    The research discussed in this paper can be seen as serving a number of different needs, some of which are the following: • It provides a tool for day-to-day programming. • It provides a feasibility study of the value of including timinganalysis facilities in production compilers. • For a given language, timing analysis gives a comparison of the efficiencies of various compile... View full abstract»

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  • Measuring programming quality and productivity

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):39 - 63
    Cited by:  Papers (24)  |  Patents (1)
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    To a large extend, the units used to measure program quality and productivity tend to lead the mind along certain channels of thought. An analysis of the commonly used units of measure in programming has revealed deficiencies in some units that lead to incorrect and even to paradoxial conclusions. View full abstract»

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  • Solving the installation scheduling problem using mixed integer linear programming

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):82 - 91
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    We have defined the installation scheduling problem, formulated it as a mixed integer linear program, and have shown how to solve it using the Installation Optimization System. We have indicated that the solution techniques embodied in ios are applicable to wide classes of similar problems. There are extensions of the installation scheduling problem which we have not addressed but which might be i... View full abstract»

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  • The Extended Control Language of MPSX/370 and possible applications

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):64 - 81
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    The application of mathematical programming to large-scale practical problems has been hampered by the absence of reliable tools other than linear programming (with the possible exception of such techniques as simulation, project management, econometric forecasting, etc.). There exists a wealth of know-how, algorithms, and heuristics, but their realization in practice has been lagging, being large... View full abstract»

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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):92 - 96
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  • Reprints

    Publication Year: 1978, Page(s):97 - 102
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