Accession Number : ADA323647

Title :   A Brief Study of Rational Apex.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOG Y LAB

Personal Author(s) : Christopher, Clyde

PDF Url : ADA323647

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The programming language Ada was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense to help control the increasing cost of its software. It is fast becoming the major general-purpose computer language. The language features type declarations, constrained and unconstrained array processing, and packages. It supports modern software engineering methods such as structured programming, data abstraction, to-down program development, re-use of general-purpose components, and separate compilation of program components. Apex is an easy-to-use Ada software-engineering environment, developed by Rational Software Corporation, that helps to develop large, complex projects in a minimum time frame. Some features of Apex are as follows: (a) rational subsystems for architectural control; (b) rational CMVC, a sophisticated system for configuration and version control; (c) an intelligent Ada editor; (d) tools for Ada compilation management; (e) an Ada debugger; (f) a modern graphical user interface; (g) tools for customizing the Apex user interface; and (h) features for integrating Apex with other tools.

Descriptors :   *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *ADA PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE, COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, DATA MANAGEMENT, COMPILERS, CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT, DEBUGGING(COMPUTERS), CONTROL SEQUENCES, STRUCTURED PROGRAMMING, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE