Computer

Issue 10 • Oct 1995

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  • Transition to a legacy- and reuse-based software life cycle

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):27 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (13)  |  Patents (4)
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    Augmenting domain engineering with legacy software reengineering can help an organization move into the software reuse mode. We present a generalized model of the software life-cycle that explicitly recognizes the critical contribution of legacy software to the attainment of software production from reusable software components. The model defines information products of the software life-cycle, de... View full abstract»

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  • Object technology. A virtual roundtable

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):58 - 72
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    Heralded by many as a promising solution to software complexity, object technology is coming into its own. This article explores some recent trends, including distributed objects, object-oriented databases (OODBs), parallel computing, software testing and theoretical foundations View full abstract»

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  • Living in real time, side B (Where will the brain power come from?)

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):8 - 11
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    The Agrarian Age student learned from parents, villagers, and the village shaman in order to survive. The Info Age student does the same, but InfoKids use information technology in ways never imagined even 10 years ago. Oddly, education in the Info Age is returning to an Agrarian Age form, one that Machine Age educators thought was extinct. In particular Info Age education is becoming personalized... View full abstract»

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  • OO-VHDL. Object-oriented extensions to VHDL

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):18 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (27)  |  Patents (12)
    Request permission for commercial reuse | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (784 KB)

    Object-oriented extensions to hardware description languages let engineers model systems at a higher level of abstraction, thus helping them manage design complexity and maximize component reuse. OO-VHDL, the object-oriented extension of VHDL that we describe in this article, supports the VHDL computation model and the reactive computation model within the same system. We hope this will help model... View full abstract»

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  • Ground rules for software maintenance

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):84 - 85
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    U.S. Congressman Joe Knollenberg (R-Mich.) has introduced a bill to let third-party computer-service companies provide maintenance to licensed software. The bill is under consideration in the Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property, part of the House Judiciary Committee. This article explains the steps one should take before servicing software: (1) examine user rights; (2) determine the t... View full abstract»

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  • Software benchmarking

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):102 - 103
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    In software, “benchmarking” usually compares two companies' practices and results, but, occasionally, it involves sets of companies. For example, there are benchmark comparisons of industry software, such as insurance software, military software, telecommunication software, commercial software, and the like. In other domains, “benchmark” usually means the collection of a su... View full abstract»

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  • The Paradigm compiler for distributed-memory multicomputers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):37 - 47
    Cited by:  Papers (67)  |  Patents (1)
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    To harness the computational power of massively parallel distributed-memory multicomputers, users must write efficient software. This process is laborious because of the absence of global address space. The programmer must manually distribute computations and data across processors and explicitly manage communication. The Paradigm (PARAllelizing compiler for DIstributed-memory, General-purpose Mul... View full abstract»

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  • Object-oriented programming for structured procedural programmers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):48 - 57
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    Object orientation is attracting much attention these days but may still be unfamiliar to some. This tutorial illustrates the differences between the object-oriented and structured-procedural programming (SPP) paradigms using working programs. It also shows how to migrate from the SPP methodology to object technology View full abstract»

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  • A high school program in computer science

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):73 - 80
    Cited by:  Papers (18)
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    A team of researchers and educators has introduced a computer science curriculum into Israeli high schools. This curriculum combines conceptual and practical issues in a zipper-like fashion. Its emphasis is on the basics of algorithmics, and it teaches programming as a way to get a computer to execute an algorithm. It has been proposed by a committee formed in 1990 by the Israel Ministry of Educat... View full abstract»

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  • Publicly available specification. A new paradigm for developing international standards

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):97 - 98
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    Formal standards groups have been criticized in recent years for the time required to develop standards. With notable exceptions, standards groups have earned this criticism. One body, ISO/IEC JTC1 (Joint Technical Committee 1), is aggressively addressing the time required to develop formal international standards (ISs) for the information technology industry. With its latest addition, publicly av... View full abstract»

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  • Internet security enters the Middle Ages

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):100 - 101
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    The Internet continues its triumphant advance. It is commonly seen as the first incarnation of an information superhighway, or a national information infrastructure (NII). Because the Internet is dynamic, it has already changed significantly. The initial, research-oriented Internet and its protocol suite were designed for a benign environment best described as collegial, where users and hosts were... View full abstract»

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