Accession Number : ADA487412


Title :   CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 18, Number 6


Descriptive Note : Journal


Corporate Author : SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT CENTER HILL AFB UT


Personal Author(s) : Alford, Kenneth L ; Bollinger, Terry ; Sanderfer, Lynn ; McCabe, Rich ; Polen, Mike ; Herron, David ; Garmus, David ; Makkinejad, Babak ; Kimmerly, Paul


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a487412.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2005


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : Handheld Computing, by Col. Kenneth L. Alford, Ph.D. -- This author outlines how personal digital assistants (PDAs) are used in the military, future uses, procurement considerations, developing PDA resource material, and more. How to Secure Windows PCs and Laptops, by Terry Bollinger -- Here are seven defensive strategies to reduce the risk from hardcore spyware invading your home and small business systems. How and Why to Use the Unified Modeling Language, by Lynn Sanderfer -- This article addresses the Unified Modeling Language and its purpose, constructs, and application to defense software development applications. Effective Practices for Object-Oriented System Software Architecting, by Rich McCabe and Mike Polen -- These authors describe some typical pitfalls of object-oriented development and recommend a number of architectural practices that will help programs avoid or mitigate these dangers. Identifying Your Organization's Best Practices, by David Herron and David Garmus -- Here is how three different organizations used a combination of quantitative measures and qualitative values to identify their best practices, then used these results to improve their performance. Application-Specific Knowledge Bases, by Dr. Babak Makkinejad -- This author recommends ways to capture and record specific issues that are encountered and resolved during software development to build a knowledge base. Process Therapy, by Paul Kimmerly -- Drawing on personal experience, this author relates how his recovery from a spinal cord injury follows process improvement in an unhealthy organization as it moves toward recovery.


Descriptors :   *POCKET COMPUTERS , *OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *DATA PROCESSING SECURITY , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , PERIODICALS , MILITARY PUBLICATIONS , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , ORGANIZATIONS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)


Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Computer Hardware


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE