Issue No. 11 - Nov. (1986 vol. 12)
Ellis Horowitz , Department of Computer Science, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089
This paper describes a computerized environment, SODOS (Software Documentation Support), which supports the definition and manipulation of documents used in developing software. An object oriented environment is used as a basis for the SODOS interface. SODOS is built around a Software Life Cycle (SLC) Model that structures all access to the documents stored in the environment. One advantage of this model is that it supports software documentation independent of any fixed methodology that the developers may be using. The main advantage of the system is that it permits traceability through each phase of the Life Cycle, thus facilitating the test and maintenance phases. Finally the effort involved in learning and using SODOS is simplified due to a sophisticated “user-friendly” interface.
Software, Databases, Documentation, Syntactics, Maintenance engineering, Browsers, Manuals, software life cycle, Objects, requirements traceability, software development environment, software documentation
E. Horowitz, "SODOS: A software documentation support environment — Its use," in IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 12, no. , pp. 1076-1087, 1986.