SDI Seminar

Speaker: Daniel Jackson

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SE* But Were Afraid to Ask

Date: April 28, 1994

Abstract: Has the last 30 years of software engineering research produced anything that can help a systems programmer like you? I'll explain three ideas (at an unprecedented level of superficiality) that might one day save your life:

  • how to investigate fundamental design questions using only the back of an envelope, a pencil and a few sets and relations
  • how to extract the code of a process from a stream grammar
  • how to find more bugs in your code by using subdomains