►This is volume 73 of Advances in Computers. This series, which began publication in 1960, is the oldest continuously published anthology that chronicles the ever- changing information technology field. In these volumes we publish from 5 to 7 chapters, three times per year, that cover the latest changes to the design, development, use and implications of computer technology on society today. In this current volume, subtitled “Emerging Technologies,” we discuss several new advances in computer software generation as well as describe new applications of those computers.
►The first chapter gives an overview of various software development technologies that have been applied during the past 40 years with the goal of improving the software development process. This includes various methods such as structured development methods, reviews, object-oriented methods and rapid development technologies.
Table of Contents :
1.History of Computers, Electronic Commerce, and Agile Methods
2.Testing with Software Designs
3.Balancing Transparency, Efficiency, and Security in Pervasive Systems
4.Computing with RFID: Drivers, Technology and Implications
5.Medical Robotics and Computer-Integrated Interventional Medicine