The buzz around 3D printing has fueled several stocks to fantastic gains, including 3D Systems ([STOCK[DDD]]) and Stratasys ([STOCK[SSYS]]). A bit below the radar you'll find a related company, Proto [...]
The MC-400 pick-and-place machine quickly and precisely produces PCB prototypes or short runs in-house. The machine aligns and places 0201 chips, BGAs, CSPs, and fine-pitch (15-mil) QFPs at speeds up [...]
Computerworld. May 28, 1984, Vol. 18 Issue 22, p48SR
Prototype, Applications Backlog, Programming, Efficiency, Productivity, Software, and Software Maintenance
According to industry experts, eighty-two per cent of a program's bugs are introduced during the specification process, seventeen per cent are introduced during detail design, and only one per cent are introduced during coding. The way to improve programming efficiency is through prototyping. Prototyping enables the finished program to more precisely meet the user's requirements. This, in turn, lowers maintenance requirements and increases the useful life cycle of an application. Because seventy to eighty per cent of a programmer's time is spent on maintenance and enhancements, prototyping frees valuable resources that can be better applied to the applications backlog.
Insurance Industry, Software Packages, Prototype, Software, Applications Backlog, Integrated Software, Applications, Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States, and Umbrella
Equitable Life Assurance has implemented Hogan Systems' Umbrella integrated applications system to help reduce its programming backlog. Umbrella is an on-line, transaction-driven process and data dictionary for batch as well as on-line processing. System development is a matter of choosing the proper components, supplying parameters tailored to the specifics of an application, then integrating into the system any programming that is unique to that application. It has three major components: the Processing Environment Manager (PEM), Production Support (PS), and Application Support (AS). PEM isolates the application so it is independent of the operating environment. PS controls the processing of exceptions, centralized applications, and cylical transactions. AS eliminates redundant programming, simplifies maintenance, creates application systems, and enables nontechnical personnel to create their own tables and their own error messages.
Computerworld. Dec 16, 1991, Vol. 25 Issue 50, p73, 2 p.
Management of EDP, Programming Management, Rapid Prototyping, Rapid Application Development, User-Written Software, Computer programming -- Management, and Software
More and more information systems departments are turning to rapid deployment methods to reduce application development time from months to weeks. A typical traditional software development plan could require a year or more; some in-house programs today are completed in a matter of days. Developers work closely with users, who often find that requirements change substantially between the time an application is ordered and the time it is delivered. Object-oriented programming replaces rigid step-by-step methods with graphical icons representing discrete code modules, and modular code can be reused or swapped out and moved into new applications. One problem with the implementation of rapid development is adjusting to the faster pace of change.
Computerworld. August 26, 1985, Vol. 19 Issue 34, pSR 30
Nonprocedural Languages, Programming Language, Prototyping, and Software
Fourth-generation languages are designed to be more productive than third-generation languages and free programmers from software creation. Fourth-generation languages must have the following characteristics: nonprocedural operation, natural language keywords, links to a centralized data base and data dictionary, efficient code creation, and the capability of creating applications quickly. The lack of procedural code and rapid applications creation allows prototyping.
Herrera, Natalia Romero, Davis-Owusu, Kadian, Van Oers, Sonja, De Van Der Schueren, Marian, Alberts, Janna, Vastenburg, Martijn, Internal medicine, AG&M - Endocrinology, metabolism and nutrition, APH - Aging & Later Life, APH - Health Behaviours & Chronic Diseases, and CCA - Treatment and quality of life
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