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Issue 2 • Date March 1989

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  • Comments, with reply, on 'Adding data abstraction to Fortran Software' by K.W. Miller, et al

    Publication Year: 1989
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    The commenter observes that the history of using preprocessors to add data types to Fortran is richer than indicated in the above article (see ibid., vol.5, no.6, p.50-8, Nov. 1988). He mentions a number of efforts, including one of his own, called Augment, which is similar to the FAD system described in the article. One of the authors, K.W. Miller, replies that he was unaware of Crary's work and ... View full abstract»

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  • Comments, with reply, on 'A comparison of 12 parallel Fortran dialects' by A.H. Karp and R.G. Babb, II

    Publication Year: 1989
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    The author points out several inaccuracies and misleading comments in the section on Encore's Multimax in the above article (see ibid., vol.5, no.5, p.52-67, Sept. 1988). One of the authors, A.H. Karp, apologizes for the errors, noting that problems cited in the article may have been unique to a particular installation concerning which he had information. He states that he was unaware at the time ... View full abstract»

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  • Industrializing software development: a Japanese approach

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):13 - 21
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    An overview is given of Japan's Sigma (Software Industrialized Generator and Maintenance Aids), and of the Sigma system itself. Sigma provides a rich, standardized environment. It consists of the Sigma Center, Sigma network, and Sigma user sites. The Sigma Center will help users who are constructing development environments of programs using those environments. It will provide database services, d... View full abstract»

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  • Design specification in Japan: tree-structured charts

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):31 - 37
    Cited by:  Papers (20)  |  Patents (2)
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    The authors describe a novel design specification method, the tree-structured chart, that has been accepted widely in Japan because it improves productivity and quality. Tree-structured charts use representations of basic programming structures, such as sequence, selection, and iteration, as elements. The support environment then generates source code in many languages automatically. A design spec... View full abstract»

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  • Escort: an environment for specifying communication requirements

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):38 - 43
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    A prototype specification support system, Escort, is described that incorporates novel validation, verification, and simplification methods for telecommunications software specifications. Unix was adapted as the operating system for Escort, and many of Escort's tools were designed and implemented by making full use of the Unix facilities. Escort identifies three kinds of specification errors: erro... View full abstract»

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  • Modeling a real-time multitasking system in a timed PQ net

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):46 - 51
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    A system is described that integrates timed Petri nets and queueing networks to model complex, real-time systems. It includes a graphical modeling tool, called TPQN, a textual specification language, called TPQL, and a simulator, called TPQS. TPQN's capabilities are illustrated by a performance analysis of a real-time, multitasking scheduler that had been previously implemented on top of SunOS on ... View full abstract»

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  • Software research and development in China

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):53 - 55
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The Cultural Revolution that started in 1966 halted all computer-science activity until 1976, letting China fall far behind the rest of the world. Three more years passed until equipment was installed and trained educators could begin teaching programming classes. With this base finally established, the Chinese government in 1979 developed a national plan for software research and development. A d... View full abstract»

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  • Software technology in South Korea: an emerging industry

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):56 - 60
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    The software industry in South Korea has a short history and a weak financial structure despite a remarkable growth in quality. Most companies are not equipped properly to deal with large and long-term projects. However, forseeing an emerging information-based society, the government has decided to strongly push software development. An overview is given of public, university, and industrial resea... View full abstract»

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  • Software technology development in Singapore

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):61 - 65
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    With strong government backing and direction, Singapore seeks to develop information technology as a growth industry and use it to promote the nation's global competitiveness. The government has increased its efforts in software research and development through government-funded research and development institutes and is also encouraging local industry to develop software for export and to attract... View full abstract»

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  • Software technology in Taiwan

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):68 - 73
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    The steps being taken by Taiwan to shift its focus from manufacturing to information industries are described. To develop manpower, a five-year computer training program called the Software Engineering Institute, to cultivate local software personnel, and the Marketing Information Center have been set up. The government has sponsored four national programs, including the Financial Information Syst... View full abstract»

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  • How to integrate object orientation with structured analysis and design

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):74 - 82
    Cited by:  Papers (57)
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    The author argues that while object-oriented languages are popular, many developers mistakenly believe that to use them means they must stop using structured analysis and design. He shows that there is no conflict. He describes object-oriented abstractions and real-time structured-analysis/structured-design abstractions and shows how to integrate the two.<> View full abstract»

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  • Human factors-management: the key to success

    Publication Year: 1989
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    The author outlines some important management concerns that determine the success of human-factors efforts. She identifies and discusses the issues involved in adding human factors to the design process. They are: scheduling; organizational roles; departmental independence; territoriality; project management; and communication. Also discussed are the need to ensure the availability of human resour... View full abstract»

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  • An objective look at C++ environments

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):100 - 103
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    The authors evaluated six C++ environments: three for MS-DOS PCs, and three for mini and mainframe Unix systems. They tested the MS-DOS products-Advantage C++ Version 1.2 (beta2a), Guidelines C++ Version 1.2, and Zortech C++ Version 1.05-on an 8-MHz, 80286-based PC with a 44-Mbyte hard disk but with no math coprocessor. They tested Oregon C++ Version 1.1C on a Sun-3 running SunOS 3.5; GNU C++ on a... View full abstract»

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  • The software factory: a historical interpretation

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):23 - 30
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    Many people associate software factories with Japan. However, one survey shows that Japanese and US software facilities are more similar than not. View full abstract»

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