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A State of the Art Review of Distributed Database Technology

A distributed database is a collection of multiple, logically interrelated databases distributed over a computer network. A Distributed Database Management System (DDBMS) is a software system that permits the management of distributed data making the…

Artificial Neural Networks Technology

This report is intended to help the reader understand what artificial neural networks are, how to use them, and where they are currently being used. Artificial neural networks are being touted as the wave of…

Software Prototyping and Requirements Engineering

This report includes the motivation for using software prototyping in general and specifically in the context of requirements engineering. An overview of software prototyping covers life cycle models, approaches, pitfalls, and opportunities. The section on…

Software Analysis and Test Technologies

This report examines current software analysis and test technology and the needs that should be filled by future technology. Analysis and testing of the software include all life cycle activities conducted to verify and validate…

An Overview of Object Oriented Design

This report provides a basic understanding of Object-Oriented Design (OOD) and some of its features. The report briefly summarizes the history of OOD, includes a description of an OOD methodology, and defines and discusses various…