In this column of the last issue of SEN (Vol. 10, No. 5), we started discovering the world of software maintenance through selected readings. In this issue we begin exploring the exciting and also depressing (I will try to explain this contradiction in a future column) world of software maintenance.The column of this issue is based on <u>There is a Fortune… (More)
U.S. programmers shave days off software development time while squandering weeks on ad-libbed software maintenance. Soviet and Japanese companies have a jump on developing rigorous methods.
A debate raged in the recent issues of Software Engineering Notes published by ACM's SIGSOFT (Special Interest Group on Software Engineering) t o change the name "maintenance" to "evolution ." Evolution seemed to win 2 to 1 with one tie. Other terms suggested for maintenance : "software support" , "software renovation", and the mouthful "continuation… (More)
Ever since there has been software there has been software maintenance. Nothing in theory or practice indicates that this will change. This Tutorial presents the historical realities of software maintenance – what it is, what it does, how it is done, and what it will be. The very earliest observations of software envisioned its continual growth and change –… (More)