Apr 2014
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Oct 2014
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Application Maker:

I have placed a working example of the application maker on my web site.

http://CollinsSoftware.com/ApplicationMaker.htm

This web based application demonstrates the use of words and word pairs to build applications.  I have found that by removing the use of HTML, and programming languages, I can build complete applications with just a few words.

I have gone to a system of building "Adam common knowledge"  where things that I know how to do should also be known to the Adam. I have also started a system of words and methodology that makes the building of applications easier. I removed the use of HTML and replaced it with a system of cells upon the screen where content is displayed. I gave these areas names that can be easily referenced and defined. Seven main areas; "Header",  "Footer", "Body", "Left Full Bar", "Right Full Bar", "Left Bar", "Right Bar".  Each of these can then be divided into rows and columns, and each of these can be tabbed and un-tabbed pages.

Any application's layout can be defined in a few minutes, then content can be added.  I have created a few examples of content robots, "title bar", "status bar", "file editor", "file navigation" and so on. So each cell on the page can be assigned content and the application can be built in a few minutes.

I have been able to create full applications without a single line of HTML or JavaScript. As I expand the system I should be able to create any existing application in a few minutes without the need to code the logic.

In the past we have coded just about every combination of software possible, there just has been no way make it accumulative.  The Application Maker is my first attempt at using words to put together logic into an application.


“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.”  

-- Socrates

"Broadly speaking, short words are best, and the old words, when short, are best of all."

-- Winston Churchill

“If the word doesn't exist, invent it; but first be sure it doesn't exist.”

-- Charles Baudelaire

The end of Software Development:

I have designed a system that is infinite in size, has no limitations, and requires no software statements. The system is built on the use of words and word pairs to instruct the Adam to perform tasks.  As each word is added the system becomes more powerful, so much so that there must be a limit on the language that I build. If this is so, then there must be a point that no more words need to be added, and therefore the end of software development.

The system is accumulative, but also as important, is that it is completely changeable.  Words and their uses, can be changed at any time allowing the system to be flexible. Change can be localized to a single individual.  Here context sensitive language becomes an integral part of the system, in that it can understand variations in the use of words by each person. 

The system must be allowed to grow over time, to perfect itself and to never cease to expand. The use of the word "perfection" and the use of the word "variations" should be understood here; in that we build language so that we can communicate. The more stable the language the easier is it to communicate.  Variation of a language does not necessarily make for a better system, but this is a trial and error period that balances these terms to make a workable system. The system should not be engineered, but rather grown from practical use.

The software development phase is the easy part and can be built in a few years. The language to communicate with Adams may take far longer to perfect. So it is this language that must be flexible until communication is well established.

I am building the system so that any given word's actions can be altered, added, or removed in just a few seconds. What I am finding is that as I add more words, the code behind those words is becoming smaller. Subsystems that were thousands of lines of code are now less than a page long, or even just a few characters. Instead of getting bigger, the system is actually getting smaller, fewer lines of code to perform more complex actions.

Perfection of the software development side of this system is first for speed and security. Once these objectives are attained the remaining work will become obvious and constructed by the use of a word and word phrases. In a system that is accumulative, there must be a limit on the amount of logic we need, and therefore there must be a logical end to software development.

Removal of HTML and Computer Languages.

I have removed the direct use of HTML and any Adam language in the creation of applications. Moving to a natural language programming environment supports the direct use of words and word pairs to define Adam execution. As in human communication we give everything a name, so it seems this will also work in our communication with Adams.

The Adam is the unconscious mind, and we communicate general concepts in words, not specific details. We ask it to "Edit Employee Records", the details need not be specified, this is common knowledge that I build into the Adam as software robots. 

The creation of Adam "common knowledge" is extremely easy and accumulative.  As I build more common knowledge, what seems difficult now becomes second nature, as more facts become known, the system becomes more powerful and easier to expand.


Do Not Reuse Code:

A continuing topic for my newsletters. As I move forward toward the final stage of software development, the elimination of  code reuse is a key factor in the stability of the system.

I have looked hard at code reuse and its impact on testing. The reuse of code implies multiple uses which has a huge impact on testing. For any piece of software, absolute testing requires testing of all permutations of its use.

Assume testing takes one hour per use of the software. We look at code with two uses it takes two hours, code with three uses however requires six hours. All permutations of three is 1 * 2 * 3 = 6 hours, four uses is 24 hours, five uses is 120 hours. If we ever get to 25 uses, it would take over 5 million years performing one millions tests per second to complete.

My current thinking is to strive for one use of the code. This style of programming matches the concept that words should have a clear definition.

Author: Clif Collins
http://CollinsSoftware.com
Houston, Texas

May 6, 2014

email: c2@CollinsSoftware.com