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A Survey on Search-Based Software Design

A Survey on Search-Based Software Design

Interest in search-based approaches in software engineering has been growing rapidly over the past years. Extensive work has been done especially in the field of software testing, and a covering survey of this branch has been made by McMinn [2004]. Other problems in the field of software engineering have been formulated as search problems by Clarke et al. [2003] and Harman and Jones [2001]. Harman [2007] has also provided a brief overview to the current state of search-based software engineering. This survey will cover the branch of software design, where refactoring and modularization have also been taken into account as they are considered as actions of “re-designing” software. New contribution is made especially in summarizing research in architecture level design that uses search-based techniques, as it has been quite overlooked in previous studies of search-based software engineering. Harman [2004] points out how crucial the representation and fitness function are in all search-based approaches to software engineering. When using genetic algorithms [Holland, 1975], which are especially popular in search-based design, the choices regarding genetic operators are just as important and very difficult to define.
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A Survey of Addictive Software Design

A Survey of Addictive Software Design

A reward is "something given or received in return or recompense for service, merit, hardship, etc." [16] The brain responds positively to rewards. Rewards become variable rewards when they are given randomly and unpredictably. Variable rewards produce more of the neurotransmitter dopamine than regular rewards. [8] Outside of software design, the method of intermittent variable rewards is used most prominently by slot machines. However, mobile applications have begun to take advantage of this effect through the utilization of notifications and other processes. By intensifying the dopamine surges received by their users, software designers are making their products addictive. [2]
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Impact of Software Design Aspects on Usability

Impact of Software Design Aspects on Usability

To perform any task or subtask the interaction between system and software is referred to as software complexity [2]. Study of usability conducted as a primary job function by analyst designers, technical writers, marketing personnel, and others. Software design complexity and usability both concepts depend on each other. If there is increment in the software design complexity then its impact on usability occurs in the form of delay, fault and unexpected outcomes. A study suggested that an user friendly redesign of an automated system of call center support increased 2 million dollar revenue within starting 10 month which provide better experience [13]. Another survey on usability suggests that every dollar spent on usability returns 30.25$ [4]. Usability experts suggest that understandability of developer towards interface also affect a system’s perceived usability [27]. Expected desired solutions do not support usability that cause user interaction decrease towards system, it requires some effort in software design if developer want to deliver a usable product to the customer [3].
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Project Development & Software Design

Project Development & Software Design

• Basic project development steps • Some software design techniques... Project Definition.[r]

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Fuzzy Based Good Software Design

Fuzzy Based Good Software Design

It is the place where creativity rules—where stakeholder requirements, business needs, and technical considerations all come together in the formulation of a product or system. Design creates a representation or model of the software, but unlike the requirements model (that focuses on describing required data, function, and behavior), the design model provides detail about software architecture, data structures, interfaces, and components that are necessary to implement the system. Who does it? Software engineers conduct each of the design tasks. Why is it important? Design allows you to model the system or product that is to be built. This model can be assessed for quality and improved before code is generated, tests are conducted, and end users become involved in large numbers. Design is the place where software quality is established. What are the steps? Design depicts the software in a number of different ways. First, the architecture of the system or product must be represented. Then, the interfaces that connect the software to end users, to other systems and devices, and to its own constituent components are modeled. Finally, the software components that are used to construct the system are designed. Each of these views represents a different design action, but all must conform to a set of basic design concepts that guide software design work .What is the work product? A design model that encompasses architectural, interface, component level, and deployment representations is the primary work product that is produced during software design. How do I ensure that I’ve done it right? The design model is assessed by the software team in an effort to determine whether it contains errors, inconsistencies, or omissions; whether better alternatives exist; and whether the model can be implemented within the constraints, schedule, and cost that have been established. One of the most important phases in software development life cycle is designing phase. In designing phase we decide which type of designing methodology we use to develop the given software.
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Unit-III SOFTWARE DESIGN

Unit-III SOFTWARE DESIGN

Simple interfaces reduce the number of interactions that must be considered when verifying that a system performs its intended function. Simple interfaces also make it easier to reuse components in different circumstances. Reuse is a major cost saver. Not only does it reduce the time spent in coding, design, and testing but also allows development costs to be amortized over many projects. Numerous studies have shown that reusing software design is by far the most effective technique for reducing software development costs.
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Software Design Experiences Spring 2007

Software Design Experiences Spring 2007

• Ask questions that are more open ended and blunt “Why do you think people pay more for coffee now than they did in the past?” “What do you think we need to know?”. • Engage them in [r]

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Importance of Software Metrics to Quantify of          Software Design and Source Code Quality

Importance of Software Metrics to Quantify of Software Design and Source Code Quality

which will be counted as an interaction in the CBO metric [9]. Simple scalars will not be defined as C++ classes, and certainly control flow entities are not objects in C++. Thus, CBO values are likely to be smaller in C++ applications. However, that does not explain the similarity in the shape of the distribution. One interpretation that may account for both the similarity and the higher values for Site B is that coupling between classes is an increasing function of the number of classes in the application. The Site B application has 1459 classes compared to the 634 classes at Site A. It is possible that complexity due to increased coupling is a characteristic of large class libraries. This could be an argument for a more informed selection of the scale size (as measured by number of classes) in order to limit coupling. The low median values of coupling at both sites suggest that at least 50% of the classes are self-contained and do not refer to other classes (including super-classes). Since a fair number of classes at both sites have no parents or no children, the limited use of inheritance may be also response for the small CBO [9] values. Examination of the outliers at Site B revealed that classes responsible for managing interfaces have high CBO [9] values. These classes tended to act as the connection point for two or more subsystems within the same application. At Site A, the class with the highest CBO value was also the class with the highest NOC value, further suggesting the need to re-evaluate that portion of the design. The CBO metric can be used by senior designers and project managers as a relative simple way to track whether the class hierarchy is losing its integrity, and whether different parts of a large system are developing unnecessary interconnections in inappropriate places.
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3- Software Design

3- Software Design

Architectural design represents the structure of data and program components that are required to build a computer-based system.... Why is it important.[r]

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SOFTWARE DESIGN PATTERNS FOR

SOFTWARE DESIGN PATTERNS FOR

Multiple-viewpoint ontology-enabled traceability will correspond to graph of design entities: requirements, ontologies, and engineering objects... PROTOTYPE IMPLEMENTATION: WASHINGTON[r]

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Collaborative Software Design & Development. *Collaboration*

Collaborative Software Design & Development. *Collaboration*

Environment Support  Family: ( {…, coordination policies}, {…, coordination mechanisms}, {…, special-purpose databases} ). ª Primary issue: coordination[r]

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The Role of Category Theory in Software Design

The Role of Category Theory in Software Design

The first step in developing a new software application in Specware is build- ing a domain specification and capturing the requirements of the application. Composition by colimit plays a major role in building domain specifications. An example from scheduling is shown in Figure 1. Generally, scheduling is about the allocation of resources to tasks so as to satisfy constraints on timeliness, capacity, cost, and so on. In the figure, specifications for Time and Quantity are shared between Task (modeling scheduling tasks) and Resource (modeling resources to carry out tasks). Quantity is used to model demand in Task and to model capacity in Resource. A pushout is also used to instantiate a spec SET of finite sets that is parameterized on a base type (called 1-Sort here). The actual requirements are expressed by input/output constraints (pre/post-conditions) on the scheduler (for more details, see [28]).
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Software Design and the Future of the Virtual Classroom

Software Design and the Future of the Virtual Classroom

ABSTRACT This paper reviews the software functionality that has evolved over the past two decades of research in Computer Mediated Communications at New Jersey Institute of Technology (N[r]

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NUCLEONICA SOFTWARE DESIGN PATTERNS

NUCLEONICA SOFTWARE DESIGN PATTERNS

The evolution from the first predecessor through to NUCLEONICA reflects the software technical paradigm change from fat clients to a modern web application using latest Web 2.0 technology. NUCLEONICA’s modular structure with the idea of Software as a Service in mind is well suited for integrating newly developed application modules such as the radiological dispersion module as well as well-known legacy codes such as KORIGEN [1] for nuclide depletion calculations in nuclear reactors. It was even possible to integrate an open- source framework like Mediawiki [2], being built on Apache, PHP and a mySQL database. Despite totally different code bases and database requirements a common single-sign-on for all applications could be realized.
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Hardware and Software Design for Automotive Security

Hardware and Software Design for Automotive Security

As compared to EVITA HSM structure, CHM structure would be economically viable and as par with the encryption standards. CHM model based on GRP algorithm is implemented on FPGA and as it is a hardwired implementation, it could be difficult for intruder or for extruder to tamper the information. As hardware structures are always having edge over software structure in terms of speed, security but lags on cost. This CHM provides a midway solution for providing security in automobiles by making security solution economically viable without losing much on encryption standards.CHM model is implemented for 8 bits of data can be extended for 16bit and for any arrangement. This would add more encryption inside system such that few blocks consisting of GRP of particular arrangement and few of other, which make system more resistive and unpredictable. As GRP algorithm is highly studied and best for doing permutations, its implementation on FPGA gives an edge over other existing algorithms. This GRP algorithm is written in Verilog and implemented on Xilinx FPGA board. Power is calculated by using XPower tool of Xilinx and same can be implemented in RTL complier of Cadence tool.CHM power calculation with Xpower tool is shown in fig 6 that is implemented for transmitter section which is coming around 77mW. So receiver section would be also 77mW approximately.
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Modeling software design diversity

Modeling software design diversity

Of course, this is a somewhat simplistic view of diversity, and not all systems that use design diversity do so at this high level. Diversity can be used at lower levels in the system architecture, for example to provide protection against failures of particularly important functions, and in a variety of forms. Designers may choose to 'adjudge' a correct result by some form of comparison or voting, or by using self-checks or acceptance tests to detect and exclude incorrect results [Di Giandomenico & Strigini 1990], [Blough & Sullivan 1990]. A correct state of an executing software version can be recovered after failures by forward recovery (by adjudicating between the alternative values available) or by roll-back and retry; diverse software versions may be allocated to processors, and scheduled to execute, according to various alternative schemes, adapted to the kind of hardware redundancy present. The hardware processors themselves will often be diverse, for protection against the design faults in the processors, which are known to be common. And so on [Lyu 1995], [Voges 1988], [Laprie et al. 1990]. Widely known, simple fault-tolerant schemes are: pure N-version software, with multiple versions produced as we outlined above, and executed on the redundant processors of an N-modular redundant system; recovery blocks, in which one version is executed at a time, its failures are detected by an acceptance test and recovered via roll-back and retry with a different version of the software; and N-self checking software, in which, for instance, version pairs are used as self-checking components, which self-exclude when a discrepancy between the pair is detected: for instance, two such pairs form a redundant system able to tolerate the failure of anyone of the four versions. More generally, some form of diversity is used against design faults in most well-built software, in the form of defensive programming, exception handling and so on. These defences are often dispersed throughout the code of a program, but they may also form a clearly separate subsystem, which monitors the behaviour of the main software, for instance to guarantee that the commands to a controlled system remain within an assigned safe 'envelope' of operation
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Software Design Principles and Guidelines

Software Design Principles and Guidelines

– Important design concepts – Useful design principles – Evaluation criteria Development Methodologies – Traditional approaches – Extreme programming Design Guidelines – Motivation.. –[r]

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A Case Study on Design Patterns and Software Defects in Open Source Software

A Case Study on Design Patterns and Software Defects in Open Source Software

Design patterns are object oriented software design practices for solving common design problems and they affect software quality. In this study, we investigate the relationship of design patterns and software defects in a num- ber of open source software projects. Design pattern instances are extracted from the source code repository of these open source software projects. Soft- ware defect metrics are extracted from the bug tracking systems of these projects. Using correlation and regression analysis on extracted data, we ex- amine the relationship between design patterns and software defects. Our findings indicate that there is little correlation between the total number of design pattern instances and the number of defects. However, our regression analysis reveals that individual design pattern instances as a group have strong influences on the number of defects. Furthermore, we find that the number of design pattern instances is positively correlated to defect priority. Individual design pattern instances may have positive or negative impacts on defect priority.
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Teaching design principles in software engineering

Teaching design principles in software engineering

P-Coder is introduced and used almost exclusively throughout the first course. In the second course a transition is made from P-Coder to a traditional programming environment (BlueJ (Kölling, 2002)) which, although it provides some quite innovative design/programming tools, is still essentially text based. The results (see Figure 6) indicate a clear improvement after the introduction of P-Coder. The first course was taken by about 40 students, and the second course by about 25 students, who are close to (but not precisely) a subset of the first group. The statistical significance of the change is not as clear, but the results look promising enough to give us the confidence to continue working with this new software design environment. Anecdotally, teaching staff in a follow on programming unit has commented that there were no “weak” programmers in the cohort.
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BS&A Software Application Design Approach

BS&A Software Application Design Approach

We strongly believe that Client-Server applications provide a much better user experience than their browser-based counterparts. Client-Server applications offer a much richer interface, a dramatically superior data-entry experience, and much tighter integration between software and hardware. This is especially true with heavily-used applications that must allow users to be both productive and efficient in their tasks.

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