Robin Oldman, COO at Precision Design Technology, gave a talk titles Developer-free Development to the Berkshire Branch of the BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, in Reading on 17th January.
Robin described the development of computer languages from early Assemblers to the modern day and then introduced the specification language, SPECIFY4IT, which is set to take the next step in IT language development.
Robin showed that a specification language is able to demonstrate how a system will behave before any code is written. Machines are able to check Specifications written in the language for consistency just like modern programming languages.
What marks SPECIFY4IT out from the pack of current languages is its ability to generate running code directly from the specification, thus making the conventional business systems programmer redundant.
Further, because the code is generated by machine, there are no human-introduced bugs, giving high quality code.
Systems are available at about half the cost and in about half the time taken using conventional development cycles. The SPECIFY4IT tool yields quicker, cheaper and better business information system solutions.
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