Computer Science Education

Russell Turpin
Tue, 28 Jan 2003 17:30:12 +0000

>>It's pretty neat when your OOA models ARE the software,

John Hall:
>It has always been a neat idea.  It just seems that getting it to work is 
>harder than it sounds.

>From a technical viewpoint, it worked like
a charm. The generated software is still out
there running in a variety of large, embedded
systems. It was pretty amazing how little
time had to be spent testing and debugging on
the embedded platform itself, and how many
of the bugs detected there were usability
issues that came directly from the specs.

The hard part was selling the idea and the
process. It's not easy to get development
groups in large companies to do things
quite differently from how they've done
things in the past, and to get their
managers to pay for this change. As is often
the case, this was a product where the
technology was too far ahead of marketing

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