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An Overview of PCTE: A Basis for a Portable Common Tool Environment

March 1993 Technical Report
Fred Long, Edwin J. Morris

This 1993 report details the history and currentstatus of PCTE and PCTE-based environments.


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Environment framework technologies are becoming increasingly popular as aids to the construction of software engineering environments populated with integrated CASE tools. PCTE, a framework technology, is generating significant interest among environment users and builders as a mechanism for data management. This report details the history and current status of PCTE and PCTE-based environments. The major capabilities of PCTE are identified, and the techniques for integration of tools into PCTE are discussed.