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Constructing Correct Software

Author : John Cooke
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Constructing Correct Software - The Basics illustrates and explains the constructive approach to software development. This approach involves calculating an answer from the initial statement of requirements or specification, rather than "guessing" an answer and then testing whether it actually works. It uses the same basic theory as traditional techniques, but is much quicker and easier as no "wrong answers" are obtained, and therefore no incorrect work needs to be discarded. John Cooke has based this book on material which has been used to teach the topic extensively at Loughborough University. It has been carefully written to be accessible to anyone with an appropriate basic background knowledge of formal methods. It is intended for 3rd/4th year undergraduate and postgraduate students on formal methods and software engineering courses, and software developers in industry who need a more pragmatic, yet fully formal, approach to software development.

Constructing Correct Software

Author : D. John Cooke
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Links constructive software development to traditional problem-solving methods Not dependent on any particular specification language, but is based instead on their common core

Constructing Superior Software

Author : Paul Clements
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This is the lead book in a series of books from the Software Quality Institute (SQI). This series will bring together some of the key individuals in the Software Engineering community, and through their knowledge and experience, develop a library of books that set the standards for best practices in achieving high-quality software. This title presents a set of fundamental engineering strategies for achieving a successful software solution, with practical advice to ensure that the development project is moving in the right direction. Software designers and development managers can improve the development speed and quality of their software, and improve the processes used in development.

FST TCS 2000 Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Science

Author : Sanjiv Kapoor
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th international Conference on Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science, FST TCS 2000, held in New Delhi, India in December 2000. The 36 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 141 submissions; also included are six invited papers. The volume provides broad coverage of the logical and mathematical foundations of computer science and spans the whole range of theoretical computer science.

Constructing the Infrastructure for the Knowledge Economy

Author : Henry Linger
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Constructing the Infrastructure for the Knowledge Economy: Methods and Tools, Theory and Practice is the proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information Systems Development, held in Melbourne, Australia, August 29-31, 2003. The purpose of these proceedings is to provide a forum for research and practice addressing current issues associated with Information Systems Development (ISD). ISD is undergoing dramatic transformation; every day, new technologies, applications, and methods raise the standards for the quality of systems expected by organizations as well as end users. All are becoming more dependent on the systems reliability, scalability, and performance. Thus, it is crucial to exchange ideas and experiences, and to stimulate exploration of new solutions. This proceedings provides a forum for just that, addressing both technical and organizational issues.

Teaching Formal Methods

Author : Jeremy Gibbons
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the TFM 2009, held in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in November 2009. The 10 revised full papers presented together with an abstracts of invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 19 submissions. The papers presented explore the experiences of teaching FMs, both successful and unsuccessful, educational resources including the use of books, case studies and the internet, the education of weak and mathphobic students, the integration, or otherwise, of FMs into the curriculum, including, contributions to the definition of a Formal Methods Body of Knowledge (FMBOK), the advantages of FM-trained graduates in the workplace, changing attitudes towards FMs in students, academic staff and practitioners and the necessary mathematical background.

Creating a Software Engineering Culture

Author : Karl Wiegers
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This is the digital version of the printed book (Copyright © 1996). Written in a remarkably clear style, Creating a Software Engineering Culture presents a comprehensive approach to improving the quality and effectiveness of the software development process. In twenty chapters spread over six parts, Wiegers promotes the tactical changes required to support process improvement and high-quality software development. Throughout the text, Wiegers identifies scores of culture builders and culture killers, and he offers a wealth of references to resources for the software engineer, including seminars, conferences, publications, videos, and on-line information. With case studies on process improvement and software metrics programs and an entire part on action planning (called “What to Do on Monday”), this practical book guides the reader in applying the concepts to real life. Topics include software culture concepts, team behaviors, the five dimensions of a software project, recognizing achievements, optimizing customer involvement, the project champion model, tools for sharing the vision, requirements traceability matrices, the capability maturity model, action planning, testing, inspections, metrics-based project estimation, the cost of quality, and much more! Principles from Part 1 Never let your boss or your customer talk you into doing a bad job. People need to feel the work they do is appreciated. Ongoing education is every team member’s responsibility. Customer involvement is the most critical factor in software quality. Your greatest challenge is sharing the vision of the final product with the customer. Continual improvement of your software development process is both possible and essential. Written software development procedures can help build a shared culture of best practices. Quality is the top priority; long-term productivity is a natural consequence of high quality. Strive to have a peer, rather than a customer, find a defect. A key to software quality is to iterate many times on all development steps except coding: Do this once. Managing bug reports and change requests is essential to controlling quality and maintenance. If you measure what you do, you can learn to do it better. You can’t change everything at once. Identify those changes that will yield the greatest benefits, and begin to implement them next Monday. Do what makes sense; don’t resort to dogma.

Software Build Systems

Author : Peter Smith PhD
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“This book represents a thorough and extensive treatment of the software build process including the choices, benefits, and challenges of a well designed build process. I recommend it not only to all software build engineers but to all software developers since a well designed build process is key to an effective software development process.” —Kevin Bodie, Director Software Development, Pitney Bowes Inc. “An excellent and detailed explanation of build systems, an important but often overlooked part of software development projects. The discussion of productivity as related to build systems is, alone, well worth the time spent reading this book.” —John M. Pantone, Objectech Corporation, VP, IT Educator and Course Developer “Peter Smith provides an interesting and accessible look into the world of software build systems, distilling years of experience and covering virtually every type of tool in the build engineer’s toolbox. Well organized, well written, and very thorough; I would recommend this book to anyone with a build system under their responsibility.” —Jeff Overbey, Project Co-Lead, Photran “Software Build Systems teaches how to think about building software. It surveys the tools and techniques for building software products and the ways things go wrong. This book will appeal to those new to build systems as well as experienced build system engineers.” —Monte Davidoff, Software Development Consultant, Alluvial Software, Inc. Inadequate build systems can dramatically impact developer productivity. Bad dependencies, false compile errors, failed software images, slow compilation, and time-wasting manual processes are just some of the byproducts of a subpar build system. In Software Build Systems, software productivity expert Peter Smith shows you how to implement build systems that overcome all these problems, so you can deliver reliable software more rapidly, at lower cost. Smith explains the core principles underlying highly efficient build systems, surveying both system features and usage scenarios. Next, he encapsulates years of experience in creating and maintaining diverse build systems–helping you make well-informed choices about tools and practices, and avoid common traps and pitfalls. Throughout, he shares a wide range of practical examples and lessons from multiple environments, including Java, C++, C, and C#. Coverage includes • Mastering build system concepts, including source trees, build tools, and compilation tools • Comparing five leading build tools: GNU Make, Ant, SCons, CMake, and the Eclipse IDE’s integrated build features • Ensuring accurate dependency checking and efficient incremental compilation • Using metadata to assist debugging, profiling, and source code documentation • Packaging software for installation on your target machine • Best practices for managing complex version-control systems, build machines, and compilation tools If you’re a developer, this book will illuminate the issues involved in building and maintaining the build system that’s best for your team. If you’re a manager, you’ll discover how to evaluate your team’s build system and improve its effectiveness. And if you’re a build “guru,” you’ll learn how to optimize the performance and scalability of your build system, no matter how demanding your requirements are.

Software Engineering and Middleware

Author : Thomas Gschwind
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Software Engineering and Middleware, SEM 2004, held in Linz, Austria, in September 2004. The 16 revised full papers presented went through two rounds of reviewing and improvement and were selected from 44 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on middleware services, ubiquitous computing, performance and QoS, and building distributed applications.

Computer Safety Reliability and Security

Author : Maritta Heisel
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Theimportanceofsafetyandsecurityisgrowingsteadily.Safetyisaqualityc- racteristic that traditionally has been considered to be important in embedded systems, and security is usually an essential property in business applications. There is certainly a tendency to use software-based solutions in safety-critical applications domains, which increases the importance of safety engineering te- niques. These include modelling and analysis techniques as well as appropriate processes and tools. And it is surely correct that the amount of con?dential data that require protection from unauthorized access is growing. Therefore, security is very important. On the one hand, the traditional motivations for addressing safety and security still exist, and their relevance has improved. On the other hand, safety and security requirements occur increasingly in the same system. At present, many software-based systems interact with technical equipment and they communicate, e.g., with users and other systems. Future systems will more and more interact with many other entities (technical systems, people, the en- ronment). In this situation, security problems may cause safety-related failures. It is thus necessary to address safety and security. It is furthermore required to take into account the interactions between these two properties.

Building Reliable Component based Software Systems

Author : Ivica Crnkovic
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Here's a complete guide to building reliable component-based software systems. Written by world-renowned experts in the component-based software engineering field, this unique resource helps you manage complex software through the development, evaluation and integration of software components. You quickly develop a keen awareness of the benefits and risks to be considered when developing reliable systems using components. A strong software engineering perspective helps you gain a better understanding of software component design, to build systems with stronger requirements, and avoid typical errors throughout the process, leading to improved quality and time to market. From component definition, standards, objects and frameworks, to organizational development and support of the component-based life cycle, the book describes aspects of systems development using components and component development. It focuses on dependable and real-time systems, employing case studies from the process automation industry, software production, electronic consumer equipment and office software development.

eWork and eBusiness in Architecture Engineering and Construction

Author : Alain Zarli
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Since 1994, the European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (www.ecppm.org) has been providing a review of research, development and industrial implementation of product and process model technology in construction. The 7th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling (ECPPM 2008) provided a unique discussion platform for topics of

Design and Construction Guidance for Community Safe Rooms

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Constructing Ambient Intelligence

Author : Max Mühlhäuser
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A foreword for the present workshop proceedings cannot be provided without first looking at the larger context of the AMI conference in which the workshops were organized. The AMI 2007 conference has roots in preceding events, but in many respects, AMI can be called a novel conference format and hence a premiere. Among the several aims that inspired and shaped this new conference format, the following two are particularly worth considering: (1) to provide a forum for the ambient intel- gence flavor of research on the Post-PC era of computer science, complementing the ubiquitous computing and pervasive computing flavors emphasized by alrea- existing conferences; (2) to offer an event that attracts contributions from all over the globe yet emphasizes European strengths – with particular reference to the Infor- tion Society Technologies (IST) branch of the EU research framework programs (FPs), which carry the same label as the conference. The workshop organization chairs reflected these unique characteristics of the new AMI conference series in the call for workshop proposals using two corresponding measures: (1) by particularly soliciting workshops on in-depth topics corresponding to the above-mentioned ambient intelligence flavor of Post-PC research; (2) by offering two different workshop threads: one ‘usual’ thread for advanced topics (called “SW workshops”) and one thread for workshops related to concrete EU FP6 and FP7 p- jects (called “EU workshops”).

Object Oriented Construction Handbook

Author : Heinz Züllighoven
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Successful businesses and organizations are continually looking for ways to improve service and customer satisfaction in order to achieve long-term customer loyalty. In light of these goals, software developers must ask the question: how does customer orientation influence traditional approaches, methods, and principles of software development? In this book, a leading software architect and his team of software engineers describe how the idea of customer orientation in an organization leads to the creation of application-oriented software. This book describes what application-oriented software development is and how it can be conceptually and constructively designed with object-oriented techniques. It goes further to describe how to best fit together the many different methodologies and techniques that have been created for object-orientation (such as frameworks, platforms, components, UML, Unified Process, design patterns, and eXtreme Programming) to design and build software for real projects. This book brings together the best of research, development, and day-to-day project work to the task of building large software systems. *Written by and for developers of large, interactive, and long-lived software systems *Includes patterns of proven analysis, design, and documentation techniques *Shows how to develop an appropriate design approach and concrete software development techniques

Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency ICATPN 2006

Author : Susanna Donatelli
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Applications and Theory of Petri Nets and Other Models of Concurrency, ICATPN 2006, held in Turku, Finland in June 2006. The 16 revised full papers and 6 revised tool papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 93 submissions. All current issues on research and development in the area of Petri nets and modeling of concurrent systems are addressed, in particular UML and Petri nets in software development, networking, workflow management, biochemical network analysis, systems modeling, process semantics probabilistic modeling, embedded systems, software services, performance analysis and simulation.

Software Visualization

Author : International Seminar on Software Visualization (2001 : Dagstuhl)
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This book presents the state of the art in software visualization and thus attempts to establish it as a field on its own. Based on a seminar held at Dagstuhl Castle in May 2001, the book offers topical sections on: - algorithm animation - software visualization and software engineering - software visualization and education - graphs in software visualization - and perspectives of software visualization. Each section starts with an introduction surveying previous and current work and providing extensive bibliographies.

Constructing the Future

Author : Ghassan Aouad
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This essential book introduces the concept of nD modelling, which takes the theory of computer modelling of the built environment to n dimensions. nD modelling utilizes a decision support tool for systematic assessment and comparison between various design parameters such as cost, accessibility, maintainability, sustainability, crime, energy, whole life costing, acoustics and scheduling among others. Constructing the Future is a comprehensive book which provides a global perspective on the concept of nD modelling and examines its impact on construction, from development to application. The text offers a critique of competing views that seek to justify (or ignore) the role of nD modelling in the future of construction as well as describing developments in this area which are already happening worldwide. Presenting a thorough critique of competing views as well as providing guidance on best practice, Constructing the Future is a bold, well-grounded and illustrated title introducing construction management professionals and researchers to this exciting new development in the quest for a single building and product model.

Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology

Author : Martin Wirsing
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Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering Theory and Practice

Author : Yanwen Wu
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The volume includes a set of selected papers extended and revised from the I2009 Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Software Engineering (KESE 2009) was held on December 19~ 20, 2009, Shenzhen, China. Volume 2 is to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers, and government officials involved in the general areas of Knowledge Engineering and Communication Technology to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. 135 high-quality papers are included in the volume. Each paper has been peer-reviewed by at least 2 program committee members and selected by the volume editor Prof.Yanwen Wu. On behalf of the this volume, we would like to express our sincere appreciation to all of authors and referees for their efforts reviewing the papers. Hoping you can find lots of profound research ideas and results on the related fields of Knowledge Engineering and Communication Technology.