Accession Number : ADA183086

Title :   Proceedings of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery, Inc.) SIGSOFT/SIGPLAN, Software Engineering Symposium on Practical Software Development Environments (2nd) Held in Palo Alto, California on 9-11 December 1986.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT STONY BROOK DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Henderson,Peter B.

Report Date : 27 MAY 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 245

Abstract : Practical Software Development Environments assist with the development and maintenance of larger, better, and more reliable software systems. These environments of the future will support new methods for interactive software construction. The Second ACM SIGSOFT/SIGPLAN Symposium on Practical Software Development Environments held December 9-11, 1986 at Rickey's Hyatt in Palo Alto, California addressed issues fundamental to the development of such practical environments. Included with this report are copies of the proceedings of this symposium. Of particular interest were papers discussing new implementation schemes for interactive program design, construction, debugging and testing. Topics of interest included: monolingual and multilingual environments, production quality environments, database support for environments, knowledge based environments, workstation based environments, applications of artificial intelligence to environments, human factors studies of environments, environment standardization, environments which support the entired software lifecycle, evaluation of environments, integration strategies for environments, distributed and network based environments, what role will graphics play, user interfaces, security concerns, and comparative analysis of existing environments.

Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, *HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, DATA BASES, INTEGRATION, INTERFACES, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, NETWORKS, PRODUCTION, QUALITY, STANDARDIZATION, STRATEGY, SYMPOSIA, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, USER NEEDS, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, DATA PROCESSING TERMINALS, INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS, COMPUTER GRAPHICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Human Factors Engineering & Man Machine System
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE