Achieving Quality Software: Including Its Application to Safety-Related Systems

Achieving Quality Software: Including Its Application to Safety-Related Systems by D.J. Smith
English | October 4, 2013 (original 1995) | ISBN: 9401042438 | 287 Pages | PDF | 15 MB

The rapid growth in use of programmable technology, in nearly all sectors of Engineering, is a well-known established trend and one which there is every reason to believe will continue into the foreseeable future. The drivers of this trend include cost, flexibility, rich functionality and certain reliability and safety advantages. However, as explained in this book, these advantages have to be carefully weighed against a number of dis­ advantages which, amongst other things, have fundamental implications for reliability and safety. Ideally, a programmable system would be viewed as a fusion of hardware, software and user (or ‘skinware’), operating under a set of environmental conditions.






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