Advances in Computers, 1st Edition

Highly Dependable Software

Advances in Computers, 1st Edition,Marvin Zelkowitz,ISBN9780120121588

Advances In Computers

M Zelkowitz   

Academic Press



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Critical industries demand reliable software. Organizations cannot function effectively with simply 'adequate' programmes. Highly Dependable Software, as its title suggests, focuses on the need for software that fulfils these requirements - to be 'highly dependable'.

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* Includes in-depth surveys and tutorials on advances in Computer Technology.* Features the work of well-known authors and researchers in the field.* Provides a broad overview of important developments.* Contains extensive bibliographies.


Since 1960, Advances in Computers has chronicled the constantly shifting theories and methods of Information Technology which greatly shapes our lives today. Highly Dependable Software is the 58th volume in this Series. The seven chapters describe various approaches towards dependability: software development measurability, transformation oriented programming, Bounded Model Checking, GUI testing, history and lessons from software inspections, impact and problems related to errors in software, the evolution of the various security policies. This book would be an invaluable addition to any university course in computer technology, and an excellent reference tool for industrial practitioners.


Researchers and graduate students in software engineering and object-oriented design and development, program designers, and software architects.

Marvin Zelkowitz

Ph.D., MS, BS.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Maryland, Department of Computer Science, College Park, USA

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Advances in Computers, 1st Edition

Software development productivity, K.D. Maxwell.
Transformation-oriented programming: A development methodology for high assurance software, V.L. Winter, S. Roach, and G. Wickstrom.
Bounded model checking, A Biere, A. Cimatti, E.M. Clarke, O. Strichman, and Y. Zhu.
Advances in GUI testing, A.M. Memon.
Software inspections, M. Roper, A. Dunsmore, and M. Wood.
Software fault tolerance forestalls crashes: To err is human; to forgive is fault tolerant, L. Bernstein.
Advances in the provisions of system and software security - Thirty years of progress, R.B. Vaughn.
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