Application development approaches in a MUMPS environment

  title={Application development approaches in a MUMPS environment},
  author={Gordon A. Gebert},
  journal={Journal of Medical Systems},
  • G. Gebert
  • Published 1 June 1985
  • Computer Science
  • Journal of Medical Systems
A number of techniques exist to aid in the development of software applications. This paper briefly discusses the use of discrete, stand-alone packages written in MUMPS as tools for the efficient development and maintenance of applications packages. A preliminary set of requirements and a list of candidate functional clusters are included. 


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