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Author Welke, Richard J.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Computer programming, programs & data
Abstract A thesis is put forward that there is a paradigm shift underway in how (information) systems, and the software which supports them, are developed. The shift is away from a craft-based structure in which user requirements are specified and custom solutions developed, to a market-generated, product-based approach in which users themselves select and arrange meaningful-to-them components as solutions to their requirements. There are several drivers to this shift. First, there are the numerous problems inherent in the methods now being used (expensive, time-consuming, myopic, inflexible). Second, there is a software technology objects which enables such a shift to take place. This paper examines these drivers, the ensuing development paradigm shift, and some of its many implications.
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2007-02-28
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGMIS Database: the DATABASE for Advances in Information Systems (DATB)
Volume Number 25
Issue Number 4
Page Count 8
Starting Page 9
Ending Page 16


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Source: ACM Digital Library