New ReadyNote on Distributed Systems Software Design Available in IEEE-CS Store

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 8 May 2013 – The fourth volume in the ReadyNote series on distributed systems software design is now available in the IEEE Computer Society store.

Distributed Systems Software Design ReadyNoteThe 117-page "Distributed Systems Software Design" ReadyNote by Norman R. Howes and John A. Howes discusses software design issues such as how to design and specify distributed systems. The ReadyNote is important for all designers of safety-critical systems.

With more than 35 years of project management experience at Texas Instruments, Honeywell, E-Systems, Lockheed, and the Institute for Defense Analyses, Norman R. Howes is the author of three books, several book chapters, and more than 60 papers. He managed the design and implementation of the prototype space station system at NASA Johnson Space Center from 1984-1987. He is currently a consultant in distributed systems, cyber warfare command and control systems and IT project management.

John A. Howes is a computer scientist with over 40 years' experience with advanced computer technology as a programmer, systems analyst, project manager, and consultant. Since 1999, he has been an independent consultant.

Vol. 4 is available in the IEEE Computer Society store, where volumes 1, 2, 3, and 6 can also be found.

IEEE Computer Society ReadyNotes are designed to help computing professionals get up to speed quickly in a particular topic area. More than one dozen ReadyNotes on various topics are available in the Computer Society store.

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