Accession Number : ADA301551

Title :   A Study of the Rational Environment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA MOBILE SCHOOL OF COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCE S

Personal Author(s) : Ward, William A., Jr

PDF Url : ADA301551

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : This report is intended to be a comprehensive survey of publicly available information on the Rational Environment. Its primary purpose is to introduce potential users of the system to its capabilities by describing its current features and summarizing user experiences. As such, it will also be of interest to students and researchers in the area of software development environments. The report begins by presenting the historical context in which the Rational Environment was developed. So that its use may be more clearly understood by those who have never used software development aids of this type, a brief general discussion of software engineering environments (SEEs) is given as background. This is followed by a description of the Environment itself and tools which may be added to enhance it. The experiences of various Rational users is reported, followed the results of some formal evaluations of the product. A final section presents recommendations on how to successfully use the Environment and some conclusions regarding its capabilities.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *SYSTEMS APPROACH, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ENVIRONMENTS, STUDENTS, SURVEYS, HISTORY, USER NEEDS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE