Visualizing Software: A Graphic Notation for Analysis, Design, and Discussion

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Dekker, 1992 - Computers - 196 pages
This book introduces a new graphical design representation for software, focusing on improving the reader's ability to simulate the behaviour of software mentality.;Visualizing Software explains how the new notation is useful in the primary documentation of software designs as well as in discussions and design reviews. It goes on to: consider how the new notation exhibits all the important aspects of software, including executable processes, data, data flow, control flow and decisions - and all their interactions; describe software objects clearly, displaying software objects clearly, displaying their encapsulation and the data they protect; show state transition networks with a clarity beyond traditional methods; offer equal applicability at very high and very low levels of detail; provide natural places on the diagram where annotations can be added about software requirements affecting accuracy and timing; and furnishes a different icon for each important software aspect, whose interconnections capture all the significant interactions.;Visualizing Software should be valuable to software engineers, analysts, designers, programmers and managers of software projects.

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About the author (1992)

Maggie Bennett was born in Hampshire. When she left school at eighteen she started general nursing training and, after a year as a staff nurse, she went on to train as a midwife. Her first novel, A Child's Voice Calling," "was published by Arrow in 2002.

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