Software Development and Engineering (SDE) Resource Library An Overview A Presentation by Richard Conn, SDE Project Lead Sponsored by the Jersey Shore SIGAda Tuesday, April 28, 1998 11:45am - 1:00pm Telos Conference Room 55 N. Gilbert Street Shrewsbury, NJ The purpose of the SDE Resource Library is to provide the software development and engineering community with a refereed collection of reusable assets to facilitate technology transfer into the user's organizations. The library includes tools, courseware (both tutorial and briefing in nature), guidance and recommendations, and other assets of value to those wishing to stay abreast of contemporary issues and technologies. Assets in the library are specifically designed for reuse and offered without distribution restriction, so material may be used to compose short briefings, one hour tutorials, one day tutorials, and even 16-week courses, as well as being freely distributed and used on software development projects. The SDE Resource Library is available on the World Wide Web and is published on CDROM by Walnut Creek CDROM. Microsoft purchased and distributed over 400 copies of the SDE Pilot 1 CDROM at the ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group in Computer Science Education. The SDE Pilot 2 CDROM is now in production and will be distributed at the Fall COMDEX Conference. The SDE Resource Library is sponsored by Microsoft, Walnut Creek CDROM, and Washington University in Saint Louis. Other participating organizations include the National Science Foundation, Draper Laboratories, TRW, Bookey Consulting, Auburn University, Idaho State University, Monmouth University, and the University of Cincinnati. The assets available through the SDE Resource Library are refereed by an Editorial Board consisting of representatives from many diverse groups, including Susanne Peterson of Microsoft, the Honorable Emmett Paige (former Assistant Secretary of Defense) of OAO Corporation, David Cook of Draper Laboratories, Hal Hart of TRW, Robert Bruce of Walnut Creek CDROM, James Cross of Auburn University, Corey Schou of Idaho State University, Hal Carter of the University of Cincinnati, and Richard Conn of Monmouth University. This presentation will include a giveaway (as supplies last) of: the 15th Edition of the Walnut Creek Ada CDROM (dated April 1998) the 1st Pilot of the Walnut Creek SDE CDROM (dated February 1998) The courtesy of an RSVP is appreciated by April 27, 1998. To RSVP, send email to two people: Marilyn Ginsberg-Finner (mailto:[log in to unmask]) Nick Vara (mailto:[log in to unmask]) A pizza lunch has been arranged; the cost is $5.00 (be sure to mention if you want the lunch in your RSVP). The talk is free. For more information, see the Jersey Shore SIGAda Web pages at http://www.monmouth.edu/muse/sigada/ -- Richard Conn mailto:[log in to unmask] http://monmouth.com/~conn/ Opinions expressed are my own and not necessarily those of anyone else.