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A modelling scheme is presented which provides a medium for the rigorous, formal and abstract specification of large-scale software system components. The scheme allows the description of component behavior without revealing or requiring the description of a component's internal operation. Both collections of sequential processes and the data objects which… (More)
A Software Designer's Associate (SDA) is a workstation-based collection of tools which support: 1) the description, evaluation and comparison of software system architectural designs, and 2) cooperation among, and management of, a team of software designers [Ridd87]. Each Software Designer's Associate is a specific instance of a generic facility which… (More)
We describe the underlying philosophy, the system organization and the design language of the <u>D</u>esign <u>R</u>ealization <u>E</u>valuation <u>A</u>nd <u>M</u>odelling system, a prototype of a system being developed to aid software system designers.
A technique for software system behavior specification appropriate for use in designing systems with concur-rency is presented. The technique is based upon a generalized ability to define events, or significant occurrences in a software system, and then indicate whatever constraints the designer might wish to see imposed upon the ordering or simultaneity of… (More)
We thought that it might be interesting to compare the cost/effectiveness of functional testing and structural testing approaches. There are many types of testing tools. The basic classification method is to categorize tools into static testing tools, dynamic testin g tools and test management tools. Following are the tool types categorized : • Basic Tool… (More)