Archive for May, 2014

WhatifWe127 — My Internet Interface

May 28, 2014

Hopefully, this post will answer many of the questions that I have received about the Internet services that I am receiving.

First, please understand that I do not have a team. There is one of me and I am home based.

My Internet service is provided by Earthlink.

Recently I changed from DSL to a cable Internet communication process due to a major regional outage.

My blog is provided by the free WordPress site which may or may not add some advertising.

I also have a whatifwe Codeplex site and and a @whatifwe2048 Twitter site.

I designed my Website using Microsoft Front Page.

I have successfully accessed my web-site and blog on a LINUX, WINDOWS, and MAC machine.

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

May 28, 2014

The overall purpose of the current Programmable Software Development
Environment upgrade process is to certify that a product generated is
certifiably releasable.

To certify a software parts library, every command except the _ERROR
command defining a library must respond to a ‘<—‘ debug flag comment
at the end of a the command line. Specifically, when the debug flag is
present, the subject command will be executed first and then the
command data (command, arguments, and results) will be displayed and
then the operator will be given a option of terminated execution or
continuing.

The _ERROR command must be corrected to equivalently respond to the
debug flag.

The major difference between the _ERROR command and all other commands
is that the debug flag will be processed before the command is executed.

The Programmable Software Development Environment will be modified so
that the _ERROR command will respond to the debug flag before
terminating execution.

TUESDAY: 2014/05/27

STATUS: The manual description of the ERROR RESOURCE has been modified.

NEXT TASK: The manual description of the _STATE_ERROR Command needs to
be modified.

 

THE TWITTER SEMINAR ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ERROR FREE SOFTWARE CONTINUES

May 27, 2014

The Twitter Seminar On The Development of Error Free Software Continues — Session 4

Are simple-precedence methods the only way to detect and
prevent errors? No, there are other ways.

To find these other ways, let us look at development of
military hardware, circa, 1980’s.

In a project that I worked on, the sailor needed to replace
no more than four circuit boards to fix the hardware.

Critical submarine hardware has the required subsystems
to facilitate the location of a failed replaceable components.

Would you believe it if I told you that software “breaks”?

Not really. but software fails when it illegally or incorrectly
writes some data.

Programmers have many ways of preventing illegal writes which
they use in checkout and then remove before delivery.

WHATIFWE used formal illegal write prevention code in delivered
software?

Open Source Software Development Tool: Upgrade Progress

May 25, 2014

The overall purpose of the current Programmable Software Development
Environment upgrade process is to certify that a product generated is
certifiably releasable.

To certify a software parts library, every command except the _ERROR
command defining a library must respond to a ‘<—‘ debug flag comment
at the end of a the command line. Specifically, when the debug flag is
present, the subject command will be executed first and then the
command data (command, arguments, and results) will be displayed and
then the operator will be given a option of terminated execution or
continuing.

The _ERROR command must be corrected to equivalently respond to the
debug flag.

The major difference between the _ERROR command and all other commands
is that the debug flag will be processed before the command is executed.

The Programmable Software Development Environment will be modified so
that the _ERROR command will respond to the debug flag before
terminating execution.

FRIDAY 2014/05/24

STATUS: The manual description of the _ERROR command has been
successfully modified.

NEXT TASK: The manual description of the ERROR RESOURCE needs to be
modified.

 

The Twitter Seminar On The Development of Error Free Software Continues — Session 3

May 24, 2014

ERROR-FREE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT — HOW DO WE HANDLE THE FLOW OF DATA?

In most cases, the management of data is quite different than that of
the associated process.

In the 1960’s, the acronym HIPO defined a basic software documentation
process.

HIPO stands for the following four sections; hierarchy, input, process,
and output.

Obviously, the flow of data was considered different than the associated
process.

Would you believe it if I told you that simple-precedence can also be
used to manage data?

Data Management is also a process. Therefore, Simple-precedence methods
can be used to manage data.

WHATIFWE rigorously used the principals of simple precedence in all
software development? Is that all we have to do?

 

Developing a Website using a software parts library

May 24, 2014

The activity associated with development of a software parts library
for the development of a web-site will be presented here. This will be
an extension of the library used to prepare Programmable Software
Development Environment manual.

This effort was started a long time ago following the development of
the manual software parts library. Its purpose was to eliminate the
need for Front Page. It was subsequently put on hold so that other
more important efforts could proceed.

Mr. Mike is a long time professional friend of mine who has recently
offered to reconstruct my Web-Site. I told him my plan to use my tool
to rebuild my site. He has had difficulties relating to my technology
(It is quite different than normal programming methods) and I am not
really skilled in Web-site design. We both felt that this might a great
opportunity to make the technical connection.

FRIDAY: 2014/05/23

STATUS: The Integration of the HTML name management system into the
Whole Page HTML software parts has been successfully completed.

NEXT TASK: The informal check-out development method being presently
used will be upgraded to a formal test method. I have found a method
of adapted the test methodology provided by a test task to provide for
a visual inspection of the product web-site.

WhatifWe127 Blog — Web Browser Inquiries

May 24, 2014

There have been many comments and enquiries relative to Web
Browser and Display format problems relative to my blog and
website. I appreciate your comments but I do not have sufficient
time to individually respond to them. I have prepared this
post that will hopefully provide some answers.

Relative to the blog, I use the free Word Press blog site.
The only thing that I prepare is the text. I don’t have any
videos. I do attach pdf files containing my articles. I must
assume that WordPress is up-to-date relative to the various
Web Browsers and Displays. I have absolutely no control over
the format.

Relative to my website, I designed it a number of years ago
using Microsoft Front Page which is now obsolete. I would
assume that it would not behave properly on some of the newer
Web Browsers and Displays. I am currently redesigning it
using the CSS technology. I am using this need as a means of
building standard Web Site development kits and I cannot
at this time predict when this will be completed.

The Twitter Seminar On The Development of Error Free Software Continues — Session 2

May 20, 2014

HAS A MAJOR ERROR FREE SOFTWARE METHODOLOGY BEEN DEVELOPED?

The principles of simple-precedence produced one of the
best compilers that I have ever used.

Can the principles of simple-precedence be used in the
development of other applications?

Would you believe it if I told you that simple-precedence
has been used in a lot of different applications.

In 1973, IBM introduced the principles of structured
programming.

Strict Structured Programming satisfies the requirements
of simple-precedence.

Strict Structured Programming is a excellent means of
defining an error-free process.

Unfortunately, the management of data is different than
the management of a process.

WHATIFWE developed a simple-precedence means of managing
data? Can we do it?

The Twitter Seminar On The Development of Error Free Software Has Begun — Sesssion 1

May 18, 2014

HAS A MAJOR ERROR FREE SOFTWARE APPLICATION BEEN DEVELOPED?

When was the last time that a computer error created a real
problem for you?

An ATM failure occurred when I was transferring $1000. It took
the bank 5 hours to find it.

Have you heard that the development of error-free software was
economically unachievable?

Would you believe it if I told you that a major error-free
application was developed in 1968.

IBM developed the PL/1 compiler in 1968. It was error-free.
Unlike Fortran, it had no bug list.

How did IBM do it? They developed it in strict compliance
with the principles of simple-precedence.

WHATIFWE developed other applications in strict compliance
with principles of simple-precedence? Can we do it?

1991 IMACS Symposium MCTS Casablanca relocated Lille, France

May 17, 2014

In 1991, I presented my fourth article on my personally
funded research at the IMACS Symposium MCTS Casablanca
relocated Lille, France. I performed my computer
simulations on my personal computer.

I have attached a scanned copy of this five page article to
this post.

Please may I remind you that companies and organizations do
not make discoveries and inventions; Individuals do. May I
encourage you to turn off the TV set and work on your own
personal research project.

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