A Survey of Automatic Code Generating Software
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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The advances made in computer hardware development have long outdistanced the computer software needed to make that hardware perform useful work for the user. This has precipitated a software crisis in the industry and spawned many potential solutions for alleviating the crisis. Among the various solutions are software systems that will automatically write program code. This thesis examines four such software systems currently available to a system developer giving a brief description of the product, principle behind its operation and possible applications. Additionally, it provides the reader background information on computer programming languages, reasons for the software crisis, the software development life cycle, and a method of classification and taxonomy of software development tools. The thesis concludes that these tools, properly applied, can be useful in relieving the software crisis in an organization but will not eliminate the crisis or the need for programmers.
- Computer Programming and Software