Accession Number : AD0907131

Title :   TMDE Task 05, Information Dynamics. MAIDS Study System Organization Technology.

Descriptive Note : Technical interim research study,

Corporate Author : SOFTECH INC WALTHAM MA

Personal Author(s) : Goodenough, John B. ; Ross, Douglas T.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : System organization is an issue which relates to how one should design software systems that will be able to take advantage of differing underlying machine organizations and be adaptable to meet changing real world requirements. The problem of organizing systems in this way is essentially a problem of modular software design. This report contains a discussion of modularity as a method for organizing software systems so that they are sufficiently adaptable to satisfy these requirements. Discussed are the nature of modularity, including a deeper look into the effects of purpose on modular decomposition, an identification of the many problems associated with the design and implementation of a modular system, modularization techniques and an identification of technological gaps.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, SUBROUTINES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, COMPATIBILITY, THEORY, RELIABILITY, MAINTAINABILITY, PROGRAMMERS, REASONING, TRANSFER OF TRAINING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, PROBLEM SOLVING, CONTROL SEQUENCES, DECOMPOSITION, TEST EQUIPMENT, TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE