Accession Number:

ADA070270

Title:

Structured Programming in a Database Environment,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE PROCESSING SYSTEMS SUPPORT ACTIVITY ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-05-24

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

Structured programming has been actively endorsed by proponents of improved data processing management techniques for several years. Many examples of reduced costs and improved project control have been cited. Unfortunately, applications of these techniques have failed to meet the expectation in many cases. The advent of the database management system DBMS as a major support tool in the data processing picture has also resulted in mixed results, often falling far short of the pre-installation build-up. Frequently this lack of DBMS achievement can be traced to inadequate control of the applications projects which will utilize the DBMS. This paper describes the use of structured techniques, both analysis and programming, in overcoming the problems of database applications software support. Structured techniques are particularly applicable to the database environment because of the centralizing of procedural and logical programming functions around the DBMS software. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE