UNIX Based Programming Tools for Locally Distributed Network Applications.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The Graphics and Video Laboratory of the Department of Computer Science has a growing need for easy to use programming tools in support of distributed processing applications. The most pressing need is for software on three UNIX-based workstations connected via Ethernet. The remote interprocess communication tools that UNIX provides for using Ethernet are effective but complicated to learn. This requires researchers to spends much of their time becoming proficient with them instead of concentrating on the distributed application at hand. This work presents the design and implementation of several programming tools that allow programmers to establish and experiment with distributed programs in the graphics laboratory environment. The tools allow a higher level of abstraction for remote interprocess communications and establish a straightforward method for implementing distributed programs. Additionally, they support code reuseability with software templates and are modularized to be both understandable and changeable. Recommendations are made for future research and management efforts that have been highlighted by these new tools. Keywords Theses Computer program documentation.
- Computer Programming and Software
- Computer Systems