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Reference Code Development Process

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057268D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Ferguson, PJ Johnston, DL [+details]

Abstract

The Reference Code Development Process (RCDP) is a process that provides individual developers, working on their respective Common Building Block (CBB) or element, in different departments and locations, a means to enroll their Problem Analysis and Resolution (PAR) function into a complex system. The RCDP is used by the CBB or component developer to provide the PAR deliverables to the system (a collection of hardware software). The following terms are used in this description: The term COMPONENT or CBB (Common Building Block) can refer to: - An I/O device such as a tape drive with several internal Field Replaceable Units (FRUs). - An I/O processor with one Field Replaceable Unit (FRU). - A Field Replaceable unit of code (RU).