About this book
This text aims to provide a practical programmer's introduction to VDM (Vienna Development Method) - one of the leading methods of formal methods for program development. Adopts an object-oriented approach to software design and includes many examples of target programs written in Modula-2. Although intended for readers with some experience of programming, no prior knowledge of mathematics is assumed: the contents include a chapter on the mathematics required for VDM. The final chapter contains a prototype electronic mail system, specified using VDM, and implemented in Modula-2.
design development formal methods language programming software