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Direct manipulation of an object store

Sawyer, Peter and Sommerville, Iain (1988) Direct manipulation of an object store. Software Engineering Journal, 3 (6). pp. 214-222.

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Abstract

Integrated project support environments (IPSEs) are intended to provide a cohesive and integrated set of tools to support the process of design and development in software engineering projects. Much current research is concentrated on maximising the degree to which these tools can be integrated. This paper briefly describes the architecture of a prototype IPSE which attempts to achieve a high degree of integration using techniques drawn from the disciplines of intelligent knowledge-based systems, office automation and object-oriented programming. The remainder of the paper deals with the design of a user interface to the IPSE based on direct manipulation. It argues that this provides a consistent and integrated method with which users can interact with the objects in the IPSE's object store.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Software Engineering Journal
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57624
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 16:14
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2014 00:01
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57624

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