Accession Number : ADA185663

Title :   Environment Extensibility Impact on The STARS (Software Technology for Adaptable and Reliable Systems) SEE (Software Engineering Environment) Architecture SEE-ARCH-007-001.0.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Riddle, William E ; Wileden, Jack C

PDF Url : ADA185663

Report Date : Apr 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : This document addresses the topic of environment extensibility as part of an effort to define a Joint Service Software Engineering Environment (JSSEE). The concept of a JSSEE has evolved from work in the Software Engineering Environments area within the Software Technology for Adaptable, Reliable Systems (STARS) program of the U.S. Department of Defense. A JSSEE is intended to be a modern, comprehensive software engineering environment, which implies that it must be capable of gracefully absorbing new software development tools and technology as they become available. This in turn implies that extensibility is a central concern in the definition and development of JSSEE environments. Preliminary issues are treated by providing definitions related to environment extensibility, considering some dimensions of the extensibility question, and framing a statement of the problem addressed. A variety of existing environments are reviewed, architectural considerations are discussed, and strategies for creating and evolving extensible environments are among the subjects.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, COMPUTER PROGRAM VERIFICATION, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAM RELIABILITY

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE