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Fischer, Herman
Mark V Systems
Encino, California
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- 10 of 12 reviews

  XSPath: navigation on XML schemas made easy
Cavalieri F., Guerrini G., Mesiti M.  IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering 26(2): 485-499, 2014. Type: Article

Schemas for extensible markup language (XML), in which the document structure is large and complex, seem like the result of a black art, practiced by few with tools that hide complexity, or subsumed within encompassing standards like extensible bu...

Aug 26 2014  
  HTML5 mastery: semantics, standards, and styling
Bradford A., Haine P.,  Friends of ED, New York, NY, 2011. 316 pp. Type: Book (978-1-430238-61-4)

The title hits the subject of this book right on the mark. Most reviews start with some dry stuff about the technology, subject, and success of authors in communicating, but here is a book that helped me with the sociology and philosophy of Hypert...

Jun 26 2012  
  Foundations of WPF: an introduction to Windows Presentation Foundation
Moroney L.,  Apress, Berkeley, CA, 2006. 344 pp. Type: Book (9781590597606)

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a new application programming interface (API) for creating graphical user interfaces (GUIs) in Windows Vista. This book describes how to prepare the user interfaces of applications for Microsoft WPF, using ...

Apr 30 2008  
  Essential ASP.NET 2.0
Onion F., Brown K.,  Addison-Wesley Professional, 2006. 384 pp. Type: Book (9780321237705)

This is a book for one who is currently using ASP.NET 1.0 and moving on to 2.0. It is all about the differences, new features, and changes in use. It goes directly into code examples, Web page control use, and operational deployment. If the reader...

Aug 21 2007  
  Design for trustworthy software: tools, techniques, and methodology of developing robust software
Jayaswal B., Patton P.,  Prentice Hall PTR, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2006. 840 pp. Type: Book (9780131872509)

It must have taken a huge effort to put this book together. On the cover, the well-known and respected Ramamoorthy is quoted: “A seminal and highly innovative book ... a landmark.” I so much wish I could agree....

May 1 2007  
  Studying software engineers: data collection techniques for software field studies
Lethbridge T., Sim S., Singer J.  Empirical Software Engineering 10(3): 311-341, 2005. Type: Article

This paper presents a taxonomy of data collection techniques for conducting field studies of people-oriented activities in software engineering. As a true taxonomy, the techniques are organized and categorized. Techniques each have a descriptive p...

Jul 7 2006  
  UML-based specifications of an embedded system oriented to HW/SW partitioning: a case study
Prevostini M., Balzarini F., Kostadinov A., Mankan S., Martinola A., Minosi A.  In Languages for system specification. Norwell, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. Type: Book Chapter

This chapter describes the use of the unified modeling language (UML) beyond the usual specification of software models, in the domain of hardware/software co-design, hardware/software partitioning, and preparation for parametric tradeoff and cost...

Dec 29 2004  
  A normal form for XML documents
Arenas M., Libkin L.  Principles of database systems (Proceedings of the twenty-first ACM SIGMOD-SIGACT-SIGART symposium, Madison, Wisconsin,  Jun 3-5, 2002) 85-96, 2002. Type: Proceedings

Arenas and Libkin define the background and requirements of a normal form of Extensible Markup Language (XML), with the goal of converting arbitrary XML into well-formed XML. Since my own work is with Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) ...

Dec 19 2003  
  Coordinating rule-based software processes with ESP
Ciancarini P.  ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology 2(3): 203-227, 1993. Type: Article

ESP is a Prolog language extension (derivation) specifically for modeling software processes. My previous encounter with software process descriptions (beyond the inevitable use of UNIX’s make) has been APPL/A, an Ada extension for th...

Jul 1 1994  
  The design and implementation of hierarchical software systems with reusable components
Batory D., O’Malley S.  ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology 1(4): 355-398, 1992. Type: Article

The authors attempt to describe hierarchical construction of software by a technique that aggregates components, and give two examples. Serious work is being done in this area, but the trend is toward object-oriented integration facilities, spearh...

Apr 1 1994  
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