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Software Engineering Journal

Issue 6 • Date Nov. 1994

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  • Globalisation of software supply and demand

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):235 - 243
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    During the mainframe era, software grew to become a major factor of business, government and military operations. Mainframe software development favoured the industrialised nations such as the United States because of the high levels of investment needed for the mainframe computers themselves, and also because of the specialised data centres, cooling systems and power supplies that mainframes requ... View full abstract»

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  • Systems will be people too

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):244 - 248
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    In the few decades that computers have been used by society, our perception of them and their uses has developed several times: computation machine, data processing system, and information processing system. Another development is occurring today: the process support system. By 2001 this development will itself be established and become the basis for the next development in the continuing evolutio... View full abstract»

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  • Problems, methods and specialisation

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):249 - 255
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    Software engineering is not a discipline; it is an aspiration, as yet unachieved. Many approaches have been proposed, including reusable components, formal methods, structured methods and architectural studies. These approaches chiefly emphasise the engineering product; the solution rather than the problem it solves. An approach to understanding and classifying software development problems in ter... View full abstract»

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  • Requirements engineering in 2001: (virtually) managing a changing reality

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):257 - 266
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    Trends in society and technology force requirements engineering to expand its role from a one-shot activity in the development process to a virtual image that accompanies the changing reality of a system. A maturing software market also requires a better understanding of the differentiation in market segments for requirements engineering and standardisation of methodologies within these segments. ... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time safety-critical systems: analysis and synthesis

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):267 - 281
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    Real-time safety-critical systems are currently engineered in a deterministic and conservative fashion. Although successful in many application areas, this approach leads to inefficient designs that are hard to modify. The paper proposes an alternative approach to developing such systems, which gives much greater flexibility in the design process and implementation, without losing the ability to g... View full abstract»

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