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Unifying Framework for Structured Systems Development Modelsby T. H. Tse
Synopses & Reviews
Structured methodologies are a popular and powerful tool in information systems development. Many different ones exist, each employing a number of models and so a specification must be converted from one form to another during the development process. To solve this problem, Dr. Tse proposes a unifying framework behind popular structured models. He approaches the problem from the viewpoints of algebra and category theory. He not only develops the frameworks but also illustrates their practical and theoretical usefulness. Thus, this book will provide insight for software engineers into how methodologies can be formalized, and will open up a range of applications and problems for theoretical computer scientists.
Many different structured methodologies exist, each employing a number of models and so a specification must be converted from one form to another during the development process. To solve this, Dr Tse proposes a unifying framework behind popular structured models. He develops the frameworks and illustrates their practical usefulness.
Dr Tse proposes a unifying framework behind popular structured models in information systems development.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-177) and index.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; 2. Desirable features of systems development environments; 3. A comparison with related projects; 4. Initial algebra as a unifying framework for structured models; 5. Category theory as a unifying framework for structured models; 6. The identification of unstructuredness; 7. A prototype system to implement the unifying framework; 8. Future directions; 9. Conclusions; References; Appendices.
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