Accession Number : ADA189628

Title :   Common Database Interface for Heterogeneous Software Engineering Tools.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Connally, Ted D

PDF Url : ADA189628

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 240

Abstract : The project involved the design and implementation of a common database interface to integrate a set of heterogeneous software engineering tools. These tools are implemented on a variety of computer workstations, use incompatible data files, and provide little or no database support. The lack of database support and data sharing prevented having an integrated software design environment. The emphasis of this research was placed on implementing a fully functional database interface which integrating the existing tools and supports the addition of new tools as they become available. The approach selected to implement the interface was the use of a standard data file and a data manager. The standard data file supports all data transfer and the data manager provides all database transaction support. The unique aspects of the interface is the ability of the standard date file to support multiple tools and the data manager's use of a generic data definition table. Keywords: Database management systems; Programming(Computers); Computer files; Information transfer; Interfaces.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER FILES, *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *DATA BASES, *DATA MANAGEMENT, *INTERFACES, FILES(RECORDS), HETEROGENEITY, INFORMATION TRANSFER, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, SHARING, SUPERVISORS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE