Software Engineering with OBJ: Algebraic Specification in Action / Edition 1

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Software Engineering with OBJ: Algebraic Specification in Action is a comprehensive introduction to OBJ, the most widely used algebraic spec ification system. As a formal specification language, OBJ makes specif ications and designs more precise and easier to read, as well as makin g maintenance easier and more accurate. OBJ differs from most other sp ecification languages not just in having a formal semantics, but in be ing executable, either through symbolic execution with term rewriting, or more generally through theorem proving. One problem with specifica tions is that they are often wrong. OBJ can help validate specificatio ns by executing test cases, and by proving properties.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792377573
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 4/30/2000
  • Series: Advances in Formal Methods Series, #2
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Introduction; J. Goguen, G. Malcolm. Part I: An Introduction to OBJ. 1. Introducing OBJ; J.A. Goguen, et al. Part II: OBJ Specifications. 2. Specifying in OBJ, Verifying in REVE and Some Ideas About Time; V. Stavridou. 3. Constructing a Graphics System with OBJ2: A Practical Guide; A.T. Nakagawa, K. Futatsugi. 4. Applications of OBJ to the Specification of Standards for Computer Graphics; D.A. Duce. Part III: Semantics in OBJ. 5. Semantic Specifications for the Rewrite Rule Machine; J.A. Goguen. 6. OBJ for OBJ; C. Kirchner, et al. 7. OBJSA Nets: OBJ and Petri Nets for Specifying Concurrent Systems; E. Battiston, et al. Part IV: Parameterized Programming. 8. A LOTOS Simulator in OBJ; K. Ohmaki, et al. 9. More Higher Order Programming in OBJ; J.A. Goguen, G. Malcolm. References. Index.

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