Haworth, G. M. (1984) Exploiting CAFS-ISP. Technical Report. ICL CUA pp66.
In the summer of 1982, the ICLCUA CAFS Special Interest Group defined three subject areas for working party activity. These were: 1) interfaces with compilers and databases, 2) end-user language facilities and display methods, and 3) text-handling and office automation. The CAFS SIG convened one working party to address the first subject with the following terms of reference: 1) review facilities and map requirements onto them, 2) "Database or CAFS" or "Database on CAFS", 3) training needs for users to bridge to new techniques, and 4) repair specifications to cover gaps in software. The working party interpreted the topic broadly as the data processing professional's, rather than the end-user's, view of and relationship with CAFS. This report is the result of the working party's activities. The report content for good reasons exceeds the terms of reference in their strictest sense. For example, we examine QUERYMASTER, which is deemed to be an end-user tool by ICL, from both the DP and end-user perspectives. First, this is the only interface to CAFS in the current SV201. Secondly, it is necessary for the DP department to understand the end-user's interface to CAFS. Thirdly, the other subjects have not yet been addressed by other active working parties.
DDS  ROO120/00 (second amended reprint) "VME2900 Data Dictionary System (DDS 650) IDMS  ROO154/00 (second amended reprint) "IDMS Part 2: Datbase Establishment (IDMS350/IDMSX350)"  ROO155/00 (second amended reprint) "IDMS Part 3: Using a Database (IDMS350/IDMSX350)"  ROO156/00 (second amended reprint) "IDMS Part 4: Database Programming (IDMS350/IDMSX350)"  ROO153/00 (second amended reprint) "IDMS Part 5: Database Design (IDMS350/IDMSX350)" QUERYMASTER  R00261/00 "Using DDS to Prepare a Query View (200 level)"  R00260/00 "Using Queryrnaster (200 level)"  ROO246/00 "Running Querymaster (200 level) in VME" ICL Statements of Direction  VME (November '83)  CAFS (August '84)  "DRAGON: The Development of an Expert Sizing System", Database & Network Journal v14 nolo VME [12[ ROO074 "VME 2900 User Guide (SV211)" ICL Technical Journal  "The Content Addressable File Store, CAFS", V A J Maller: vI no3 ('79) pp265-279  "Personnel on CAPS: a case study", J W S Carmichael: v2 no3 ('81) pp244-252  "Associative data management system", L E Crockford: v3 nol ('82) pp82-96  "Content Addressing - the key to Simple Flexible Design", A J Walker: pp84-96 of "Database Design Update" edited by G J Baker & S Holloway. Proceedings of the BCS Database Specialist Group Conference (April '84) RCI  R00241/00 "Relational Programning from COBOL(lOO level)"  R00251/00 "Using DDS to Prepare an Application View (100 level)"  R00252/00 "Running RCI (100 level) in VME"
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