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Issue 6 • November 1986

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  • Editorial: Software tools in industry

    Publication Year: 1986
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  • The STARTS programme

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):207 - 211
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    STARTS is a national programme aimed at improving the competitiveness of the UK real-time software systems supply industry by encouraging the widespread adoption of software engineering methods and tools. This is being pursued on two fronts: by harnessing purchasing power to accelerate the uptake of methods and tools by system suppliers, and by providing guidance and information about software eng... View full abstract»

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  • The SESAME project

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):212 - 221
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    A large proportion of Logica's work is concerned with the development of software. It is therefore fundamental that the methods and tools used are geared to the production of highquality software in an efficient manner. Project SESAME was initiated in 1983 to ensure that this continues to happen in the face of the rapid improvements which are now taking place in software technology. This paper des... View full abstract»

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  • Application of a structured methodology to real-time industrial software development

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):222 - 235
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    This paper describes four years of experience with the Yourdon diagram-based structured methodology in a medium-sized company producing real-time industrial systems. The methodology is outlined and some of the problems encountered are described along with the substantial benefits gained. There is some discussion of future prospects with Yourdon, including a brief assessment of recent real-time ext... View full abstract»

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  • The Experimental Aircraft Programme software toolset

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):236 - 247
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    The Experimental Aircraft Programme (EAP) is a technology demonstrator project in advance of the next generation of fighter aircraft. An integrated software toolset has been established to support the development and production of software for the advanced avionic systems embedded in this aircraft. This paper presents the work undertaken and the experience gained in developing, using and supportin... View full abstract»

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  • Some verification tools and methods for airborne safety-critical software

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):248 - 253
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    Airborne software, like many other kinds of embedded software, grows in complexity with each generation of equipment. Where the software supports safety-critical functions this can present severe verification problems. The scale of such software is often outside the scope of mathematically formal verification, and dissimilar software redundancy techniques may be inapplicable for performance reason... View full abstract»

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  • The public tool interface in software engineering environments

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):254 - 258
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    Well specified public tool interfaces(PTIs) on which tools run, and which provide access to all facilities used by tools, are now being designed to lie at the heart of software engineering environments. This allows the source code of tools to be ported between different implementations of the PTI. Database access is of particular importance for an effective environment, and this is not provided by... View full abstract»

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  • Early experience with an IPSE

    Publication Year: 1986, Page(s):259 - 264
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    British Telecom and Imperial Software Technology are collaborating to produce ISTAR, a second-generation integrated project support environment(IPSE). This product is now entering the stage of beta-site testing within BT, and IST is negotiating licences for the use of the product. To gain early experience with IPSEs and to help specify ISTAR, BT has built and operated a first-generation IPSE(IPSE1... View full abstract»

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