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Software Construction by Object-Oriented Pictures:
Specifying Reactive and Interactive Systems

by George W. Cherry

ISBN: 978-0-9625003-0-5  
©1990  204 pages   softcover  
$29.95 (plus shipping)

Subject(s): Object-Oriented Design

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About the Book

If you read one more book about specifying reactive and interactive systems, this should be the one. Written by someone who knows embedded and real-time systems intimately, knows their difficulties, and knows how to overcome them, this book is easy to read, understand, and put to practice.

Through carefully chosen case studies, you'll learn how to write object-oriented specifications of reactive and interactive systems. These specifications are graphical, easy to understand (even by non-computer personnel), and executable. Because the author has chosen Ada for his method's executable semantics, you will be able to execute your systems' specifications on any contemporary computer. This book demonstrates convincingly how to develop systems using rapid prototyping and software-first (that is, desired external behavior first).


"a skillful methodology for producing system and software specifications. . . . well-written. . . . In short, this book impressed me."

 —David W. Mutschler, Computer


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