Accession Number : ADA538034


Title :   CrossTalk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. Volume 24, Number 1, Jan/Feb 2011


Descriptive Note : Journal


Corporate Author : 517 SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE SQUADRON HILL AFB UT


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a538034.pdf


Report Date : Feb 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 33


Abstract : The January/February 2011 issue of CrossTalk is not just the issue by which we'll start off another new year; it is the ushering in of a new era of CrossTalk. By now you've seen the new web site, the new format, and the improved search capabilities. Reader feedback has been positive to say the least and we thank you for taking time to respond with your opinions. CrossTalk will continue forward with our efforts to reach new mobile applications in the near future. Please be sure to add your input as to which devices CrossTalk should target by clicking on the survey question on the home page at crosstalkonline.org or click here to go directly to the survey. In the past year it was CrossTalk's pleasure to publish interviews with legends such as the late Watts Humphreys and Grady Booch. We thanks both men for their contributions, posthumously and otherwise. It was an honor to add to Mr. Humphrey's published works as he was a 13-time contributor to CrossTalk; he will be missed. Our series of interviews continues with cost estimation guru, Dr. Randall Jensen. Dr. Jensen has spent the last 35 years gathering, filtering, and structuring data to use in cost estimation models. His lively comments will enlighten those looking to tighten up project parameters. Other articles this month discuss data in reference to cloud computing, estimating, and data mining for the purpose of process improvement. All-in-all, we hope this issue of CrossTalk finds you well and that you have a prosperous and safe new year.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE SYSTEMS , *INFORMATION RETRIEVAL , *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING , COST MODELS , FORMATS , FLOW , INTERVIEWING , RELIABILITY , COST ESTIMATES , FEEDBACK


Subject Categories : Information Science
      Computer Programming and Software


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE