PROBLEMS IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

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Authors
  1. Taylor, V.K.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
In the early days of electronic digital computers, development of software was confined to the development of individual applications programs written in machine code. Since then, as computers have become faster and more powerful, the central computer has been viewed through ever increasing layers of systems software to such an extent that now the architecture of the central computer is often lost from view. The investment in software for a new system may be as great as the investment in hardware. However, the problems involved in the software development may be considerably greater. To develop larger software systems, better tools are required. The paper attempts to highlight tools which are available and to indicate problems inherent in their use. Some speculative ideas are presented concerning the direction in which software research might be oriented to enable us to overcome current difficulties.
Report Number
DCIEM-RP-900 — Research Paper
Date of publication
01 Apr 1973
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
74-02289
CANDIS No
22256
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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