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Issue 3 • 1976

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  • Preface

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):180 - 181
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    The theme of effective programming, begun in the previous issue, continues herein with three papers describing code inspections, composite design, and program dynamics. View full abstract»

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  • Design and code inspections to reduce errors in program development

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):182 - 211
    Cited by:  Papers (348)  |  Patents (2)
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    We can summarize the discussion of design and code inspections and process control in developing programs as follows: 1. Describe the program development process in terms of operations, and define exit criteria which must be satisfied for completion of each operation. 2. Separate the objectives of the inspection process operations to keep the inspection team focused on one objective at a time: Ope... View full abstract»

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  • Composite design facilities of six programming languages

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):212 - 224
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    A summary and comparison of language attributes is given in Table 1. Of the six languages surveyed, PL/I and FORTRAN are best suited to composite design. COBOL is also well suited, provided that modules are represented as subprograms, and not as performed paragraphs. Composite design can be used with APL, although the APL problems discussed often cause undesirable compromises to be made. Composite... View full abstract»

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  • A model of large program development

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):225 - 252
    Cited by:  Papers (102)
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    Currently, the process of large-scale program development and maintenance appears to be unpredictable; its costs are high and its output is a fragile product. Clearly, one should try to reach beyond understanding and attempt to change the process for the better. View full abstract»

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  • Data base systems [Readings]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):253 - 263
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    In general, it can be said that there exists a large body of technical literature that covers a wide spectrum of problems related to the new and very important field of data base systems. There is no doubt that the relational data base approach provides a scientific foundation and a sound engineering discipline. In addition, it provides a theory for data analysis and data structuringa s well as a ... View full abstract»

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  • On virtual machine integrity [Forum]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):264 - 269
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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  • Virtual machine advantages in security, integrity, and decision support systems [Authors' response]

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s):270 - 278
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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  • Authors

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 279
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  • Abstracts

    Publication Year: 1976, Page(s): 280
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