Accession Number:

ADA128251

Title:

The Development of a Programming Support System for Rapid Prototyping.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. on Task 1.

Corporate Author:

SOFTWARE OPTIONS INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

With a sufficiently large software project, the time between the development of the requirements for the software and the availability of an operational product is often measured in years. The longer this time, the less likely it is that the product will match the desires and expectations then prevalent among the user community. The idea of rapid prototyping is to shorten the time between the development of requirements and the availability of a prototype operational system. This report describes the results of work on Task 1, a part of the first year of work on a five-year project to develop a programming support environment and a collection of tools that support rapid prototyping. The support environment is based on the PDS Program Development System a system developed at Harvard University and will include the tools provided by the PDS plus a number of new ones specifically supporting rapid prototyping. The goals of Task 1 were to improve two tools in the PDS - the authors needed to improve the efficiency of one and generalize the other, to determine what needs to be done to the PDS to turn it into a production system, and to asses how to convert the PDS from a single-user system to a many-user system.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE