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Application Development Systems

The Inside Story of Multinational Product Development

  • Tosiyasu L. Kunii
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Application Development Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nan C. Shu
      Pages 2-26
    3. NIL
      Rob Strom, Shaula Yemini
      Pages 40-51
    4. Hidenobu Ishida, Michio Ohnishi
      Pages 52-64
    5. Yahiko Kambayashi
      Pages 65-77
    6. Tosiyasu L. Kunii, Yukari Shirota
      Pages 78-111
  3. Human Interface Development Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Bill Flinn, Ib Holm Sørensen
      Pages 126-164
    3. Phyllis Reisner
      Pages 165-187
    4. Yasunori Mochida
      Pages 188-195
  4. CAD/CAM/CAE Development Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219
    2. David A. Field
      Pages 220-249
    3. Terumoto Nonaka
      Pages 250-265
    4. Hideo Matsuka, Taketoshi Yoshida
      Pages 266-282
    5. Ralph E. Miller Jr., R. Peter Dube
      Pages 283-306
  5. Very Large Application Systems Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 307-307

About these proceedings


Applications are the parts of computer systems which directly satisfy users' requirements for infor­ mation processing. Effective development of applications is the key to the success of any computer­ related project. This is why the dominant part of investment in computer systems development is dedicated to applications. However, little work has been published so far on how to develop appli­ cations effectively. "Application Development Systems" directly resolves this omission by presenting basic approaches, both theoretical, e.g., methodologies and frameworks, and practical, e.g., applica­ tion development tools and environments, to effective development of applications. Many world famous cases of successful application development in the USA, Europe, and Japan are also pre­ sented. From this book, the reader will gradually gain an insight into such successful cases as those of General Motors, Toyota, IBM, Yamaha, Nippon Steel, Mitsui Shipbuilding, Mitsui Bank, and Xerox. This book has taken over 4 years to compile and edit. Indeed, without the contribution of many leading figures in academic fields and industry and the support of IBM Japan and IBM World Trade, this task could not have been achieved. Three consecutive IBM Computer Science Sym­ posia in 1983,1984, and 1985 were dedicated to the theme of application development. All the contributions from these symposia were reviewed and revised several times before being made into this volume.



Editors and affiliations

  • Tosiyasu L. Kunii
    • 1
  1. 1.Kunii Laboratory of Computer Science, Department of Information Science, Faculty of ScienceThe University of TokyoJapan

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