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Is there a real difference between dynamic analysis and testing?

Often testing is regarded as a dynamic analysis of a software. Yet while writing my thesis, the reviewer noted to me that dynamic analysis is about analyzing the program behind the scenes - e.g. ...
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Data structure for pattern matching

Let's say you have an input file with many entries like these: date, ticker, open, high, low, close, <and some other values> And you want to execute a pattern matching routine on the entries(...
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Storing and analyzing rock climbing difficulty

I'm working on a WordPress plugin to manage rock climbing data, and I need to think of a way to store rock climbing grades from all of the different systems in a unified way. There are many different ...
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How do I debug a cluster running Microsoft server 2003?

I'm sole developer of a complex critical software system, written in Visual C++ 2005. It's deployed on a classical Microsoft cluster scenario (active/passive), that has Windows Server 2003 R2. If a ...
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Any requirements tool recommendation? [closed]

BAs in my company use Word, Excel and Visio for requirements definition reasonably well. What are the key advantages and disadvantages of using a requirements tool instead?
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How would I go about measuring the impact an article has on the internet?

For an application of mine, I analyze the sentiment of articles, using NLTK, to display sentiment trends. But right now all articles weigh the same amount. This does not show a very accurate picture ...
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How to model the components of a non Information System?

I am working on a kernel-related project (specifically related to the TCP/IP stack of the kernel). I need to build some models to describe the functionality and components of my system. Initially I ...
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Books or help on OO Analysis

I have this course where we learn about the domain model, use cases, contracts and eventually leap into class diagrams and sequence diagrams to define good software classes. I just had an exam and I ...
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How much should I worry about modeling/analyzing a web application?

I'm developing kind of a modern web application - scalable, robust and fast. I need to develop it as fast as I can. How much should I worry about the analysis phase or writing UML diagrams or ER ...
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What is the acceptable error margin when estimating a project duration?

The company where I work is aiming to have a 10% maximum error margin.They expect analysts to not miss the estimate by more or less than 10%. I don't know what to think about it, since I got nothing ...
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Should an analysis be technology-agnostic? [closed]

I had an argument yesterday with one of my colleagues. He (a business-analyst, previously a programmer) thinks that he should be aware of the technology used to implement the system, so he can take ...
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Where to start a software Analysis & Designing? [closed]

I am starting a big database-oriented software project to develop. I have full picture of the software in mind. I need to do the designing using UML. As there are various tools in UML such as usecase, ...
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Wolfram is out, any alternatives? Or how to go custom?

We were originally planning on using wolfram alpha api for a new project but unfortunately the cost was entirely way to high for what we were using it for. Essentially what we were doing is ...
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Available options for classifying words in text?

I am researching ways to classify words in text and I'm wondering what options there are and which are best suited to this job. I'm mostly interested in keywords which are most often nouns. So far I ...
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Advice for improving analytical skills and thought process [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Improving analysis skills My questions are, how can I improve my analytical skills and what can I do to improve my thought process?
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Is Usage Tracking esoteric or state of the art?

There are several products for tracking the usage of your application. I know at least 10 offers. They tell you which features were used more often than others. Thus, you can identify features that ...
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What is the difference between system analysis and system requirement analysis [closed]

Are "system analysis" and "system requirement analysis" the same thing? I think system system analysis is broader term and system requirement analysis is part of it. Is this correct?
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Writing use cases for a rather complex scenario

I'm trying to improve my use-case writing skills but I'm stuck on a certain scenario. The idea is that there are a bunch of entries in a task list (some kind of todo list). Now the user wishes to ...
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Theta notation on constant time. Why we use the 1?

In asymptotic notation when it is stated that if the problem size is small enough (e.g. n<c for some constant c) the solution takes constant time and is writen as Theta(1). Why we write 1 inside ...
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Development methodology for single web developer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Design and Development Methodologies for the single developer I'm a web developer who mostly works with the LAMP stack when it comes to my own projects. Most of the time I ...
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How analysis is different from design?

I'm sure you all have heard managers saying that "we need an analyzer", or "we need a designer". While I'm a .NET developer, I hardly can differentiate an analyzer from a designer (not web designer or ...
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How to become good at object-oriented analysis and design (OOAD)?

Becoming a good analyzer and designer can greatly benefit a developer. But there are definitely obstacles for this. Not everybody is interested in OOAD, and not every person who is interested, knows ...
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How much information can a user reasonably process from a UI? [closed]

As an example, say there's an interface that contains a table/grid of information that is periodically updated. The table is meant to represent an event that has happened, perhaps the date and time ...
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Should sales staff interfere in application analysis and design?

We're working on a kind of CMS, a fast, hosted, centralized website builder like Weebly. We also use Scrum development model. But there seems to be some problems here. Our sales manager always come to ...
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What design and planning techniques are the most suitable for individual projects?

This summer I'd like to develop a number of applications, all of them relatively small, yet risky -they're complex, I'm inexperienced-. I'm gonna work on my own because my classmates or other IT ...
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how do you manage application performance reviews

I have been trying to figure out ways to effectively do performance reviews before an install happens for all releases done by our team. Do you usually make this a part of code review process or do ...
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can an object in a sequence diagram send a message call to the user?

I need to make a sequence diagram and I'm not sure how to represent user input. Is it correct to have a message be sent from an object to the user asking for user input or should all objects be ...
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economic viability analysis for an iPhone app

I have to do an economic viability analysis for an iPhone app and I do not know if you could help me in some questions like link text: How can I estimating an iPhone application development costs? ...