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Advances In Computers Volume 59

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Advances In Computers Volume 59

Marvin Zelkowitz

ISBN 012012159X
Pages 320

Since 1960, Advances in Computers has chronicled the constantly shifting theories and methods of Information Technology which greatly shapes our lives today

This volume, the 59th in the series, presents two general themes. The first 4 papers discuss tool use in developing software - how groups work together to produce a product, and why the very industries that need them often do NOT adopt such tools. The fifth paper addresses a current hardware issue - cache coherence. As we build faster machines, a way to increase performance is to have multiple CPUs working on solving the same problem. This requires two or more CPUs to address the same memory at the same time. The cache coherence problem is how to allow both machines to access the same memory without 'stepping on each others toes' so that memory gets lost or corrupted

Preface. Contributors. Collaborative Development Environments, G. Booch and A.W. Brown . Tool Support for Experience-based Software Development Methodologies, S. Henninger >. Why New Software Processes Are Not Adopted, S. Rifkin . Impact Analysis in Software Evolution, M. Lindvall >. Coherence protocols for Bus-based and Scalable Multiprocesors, Internet, and Wireless Distributed Computing Environments: A Survey, J. Sustersic and A. Hurson .