Accession Number : ADA201963


Title :   A Survey of Automatic Code Generating Software


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : O'Brien, Sherman L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a201963.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 81


Abstract : The advances made in computer hardware development have long outdistanced the computer software needed to make that hardware perform useful work for the user. This has precipitated a software crisis in the industry and spawned many potential solutions for alleviating the crisis. Among the various solutions are software systems that will automatically write program code. This thesis examines four such software systems currently available to a system developer giving a brief description of the product, principle behind its operation and possible applications. Additionally, it provides the reader background information on computer programming languages, reasons for the software crisis, the software development life cycle, and a method of classification and taxonomy of software development tools. The thesis concludes that these tools, properly applied, can be useful in relieving the software crisis in an organization but will not eliminate the crisis or the need for programmers.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING , *CODING , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , READING MACHINES , SOLUTIONS(GENERAL) , LIFE CYCLES , PROGRAMMERS , AUTOMATIC , TAXONOMY , COMPUTERS , INDUSTRIES , COMPUTER PROGRAMS , THESES


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE