Title page for ETD etd-11142012-040332


Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Goff, Roger Allen
URN etd-11142012-040332
Title Complexity measurement of a graphical programming language and comparison of a graphical and a textual design language
Degree Master of Science
Department Computer Science and Applications
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Henry, Sallie M. Committee Chair
Hartson, H. Rex Committee Member
Kafura, Dennis G. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Software maintenance
Date of Defense 1987-06-15
Availability restricted
Abstract

For many years the software engineering community has been attacking the software reliability problem on two fronts. First via design methodologies, languages and tools as a precheck on quality and second by measuring the quality of produced software as a postcheck. This research attempts to unify the approach to creating reliable software by providing the ability to measure the quality of a design prior to its implementation. Also presented is a comparison of a graphical and a textual design language in an effort to support cognitive science research findings that the human brain works more effectively in images than in text.

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