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Author House, Roger
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Language English
Subject Keyword Functional decomposition ♦ Program documentation ♦ Programming style ♦ Program specification ♦ Program testing
Abstract The data processing discipline is in a deplorable state, says Roger House. The author reviews an earlier study, in which programmers were largely unsuccessful in finding known errors in a test program. House shows that the fault lies not with the subjects but with the generally poor procedures underlying the writing of much contemporary software, including the test program in question. He analyzes the example, offers several specific critiques, and enumerates good software-writing practices.
Description Affiliation: 11450 Bodega Highway, Sebastopol, Calif. (House, Roger)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 23
Issue Number 6
Page Count 8
Starting Page 324
Ending Page 331


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Source: ACM Digital Library