Issue No. 12 - December (1990 vol. 23)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/2.62093
<p>A sound problem-relevant philosophy is the key to achieving successful implementation of complex computer-based systems and software engineering methods and tools naturally flow from this foundation. The importance of a philosophy is illustrated by considering the development of Simula. Several philosophy-relevant factors are discussed and experiences where philosophies have played a central role in realizing complex real-time applications are described. These experiences relate to telecommunication software, automatic train control and power dispatching.</p>
H. W. Lawson, "Philosophies for Engineering Computer-Based Systems," in Computer, vol. 23, no. , pp. 52-63, 1990.