Emphasizing Distributed Systems, Volume 53 (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Jun 29, 2000 - Computers - 350 pages
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As the computer industry moves into the 21st century, the long-running Advances in Computers is ready to tackle the challenges of the new century with insightful articles on new technology, just as it has since 1960 in chronicling the advances in computer technology from the last century. As the longest-running continuing series on computers, Advances in Computers presents those technologies that will affect the industry in the years to come.
In this volume, the 53rd in the series, we present 8 relevant topics. The first three represent a common theme on distributed computing systems -using more than one processor to allow for parallel execution, and hence completion of a complex computing task in a minimal amount of time. The other 5 chapters describe other relevant advances from the late 1990s with an emphasis on software development, topics of vital importance to developers today- process improvement, measurement and legal liabilities.

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* Longest running series on computers
* Contains eight insightful chapters on new technology
* Gives comprehensive treatment of distributed systems
* Shows how to evaluate measurements
* Details how to evaluate software process improvement models
* Examines how to expand e-commerce on the Web
* Discusses legal liabilities in developing software—a must-read for developers
  

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Contents

A Survey
55
Chapter 3 ResourceAware MetaComputing
109
Chapter 4 Knowledge Management
171
Chapter 5 A Methodology for Evaluating Predictive Metrics
285
Chapter 6 An Empirical Review of Software Process Assessments
319
Chapter 7 State of the Art in Electronic Payment Systems
425
An Overview of Legal Remedies and Technical Measures Available to Consumers ...
451
Author Index
499
Subject Index
511
Contents of Volumes in This Series
525
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University of Maryland, College Park

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