James Martin (author)

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James Martin (19 October 1933 – 24 June 2013) was a British Information Technology consultant and author, known for his work on information technology engineering.wikipedia
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Agar's Island, Bermuda

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From the 1990s onwards, Martin lived on his own private island, Agar’s Island, in Bermuda, where he died on 24 June 2013, apparently in a swimming accident.
Located in the Great Sound, near to the shore of the parish of Pembroke, it was owned by billionaire James Martin, and was historically a secret munitions store, part of the Bermuda Garrison of the British Army.

Fourth-generation programming language

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He was one of the first to promote fourth-generation programming languages, and was one of the main developers of the Rapid Application Development methodology.
Though used earlier in papers and discussions, the term 4GL was first used formally by James Martin in his 1981 book Applications Development Without Programmers to refer to non-procedural, high-level specification languages.

Fran Tarkenton

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After becoming the market leader in information technology engineering software, DDI was renamed KnowledgeWare and eventually purchased by Fran Tarkenton, who took it public.
He toured the United States promoting CASE or "computer-aided software engineering" with Albert F. Case, Jr. of Nastec Corporation, but ultimately merged his software firm with James Martin's KnowledgeWare, of which Tarkenton was president until selling the company to Sterling Software in 1994.

Ashby de la Zouch

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James Martin was born on 19 October 1933 in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, England.

Software development process

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Martin was an expert in the field of systems design, software development methodology, information technology engineering and computer-aided software engineering.
The term was first used to describe a software development process introduced by James Martin in 1991.

Information engineering

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After becoming the market leader in information technology engineering software, DDI was renamed KnowledgeWare and eventually purchased by Fran Tarkenton, who took it public. Martin was an expert in the field of systems design, software development methodology, information technology engineering and computer-aided software engineering. James Martin (19 October 1933 – 24 June 2013) was a British Information Technology consultant and author, known for his work on information technology engineering.

CA Gen

Martin himself had significant stakes in at least four CASE tool vendors—InTech (Excelerator), Higher Order Software, KnowledgeWare, originally Database Design Inc, (Information Engineering Workbench) and James Martin Associates, originally DMW and now Headstrong (the original designers of the Texas Instruments’ CA Gen facility and the principal developers of the methodology).
The toolset originally supported the information technology engineering methodology developed by Clive Finkelstein, James Martin and others in the early 1980s.

KnowledgeWare

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Martin himself had significant stakes in at least four CASE tool vendors—InTech (Excelerator), Higher Order Software, KnowledgeWare, originally Database Design Inc, (Information Engineering Workbench) and James Martin Associates, originally DMW and now Headstrong (the original designers of the Texas Instruments’ CA Gen facility and the principal developers of the methodology).
KnowledgeWare was a software company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia co-founded by James Martin and run by Fran Tarkenton.

The Meaning of the 21st Century

The Meaning of the 21st Century: A Vital Blueprint for Ensuring Our Future is a 2006 nonfiction book by British technology consultant James Martin.

Oxford Martin School

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In 2004 Martin donated £60m to help establish The James Martin 21st Century School, which in 2010 was renamed The Oxford Martin School, at the University of Oxford, in what was the largest single donation to the university.
It is named after its benefactor, James Martin, author of the books The Wired Society and The Meaning of the 21st Century.

Rapid application development

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He was one of the first to promote fourth-generation programming languages, and was one of the main developers of the Rapid Application Development methodology.
Starting with the ideas of Barry Boehm and others, James Martin developed the rapid application development approach during the 1980s at IBM and finally formalized it by publishing a book in 1991, Rapid Application Development.

Clive Finkelstein

It is said to have originated in Australia between 1976 and 1980, and appears first in the literature in 1981 in the Savant Institute publication Information Engineering by James Martin and Clive Finkelstein.
He also co-authored with James Martin the influential Savant Institute Report titled: "Information Engineering", published in Nov 1981.

Information technology

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James Martin (19 October 1933 – 24 June 2013) was a British Information Technology consultant and author, known for his work on information technology engineering.

Keble College, Oxford

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He earned a degree in physics at Keble College, Oxford. Martin was awarded an honorary fellowship by Keble College, Oxford and an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Warwick in July 2009.

IBM

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Martin joined IBM in 1959, and since the 1980s established several IT consultancy firms.

Texas Instruments

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Starting in 1981 with Dixon Doll and Tony Carter he established DMW (Doll Martin Worldwide) in London, UK, which was later renamed James Martin Associates (JMA), which was (partly) bought by Texas Instruments Software in 1991.

Doctor of Science

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Martin was awarded an honorary fellowship by Keble College, Oxford and an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Warwick in July 2009.

University of Warwick

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Martin was awarded an honorary fellowship by Keble College, Oxford and an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Warwick in July 2009.

Bermuda

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From the 1990s onwards, Martin lived on his own private island, Agar’s Island, in Bermuda, where he died on 24 June 2013, apparently in a swimming accident.

Systems design

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Martin was an expert in the field of systems design, software development methodology, information technology engineering and computer-aided software engineering.

Computer-aided software engineering

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Martin was an expert in the field of systems design, software development methodology, information technology engineering and computer-aided software engineering.

Data analysis

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Information technology engineering first provided data analysis and database design techniques that could be used by database administrators (DBAs) and by systems analysts to develop database designs and systems based upon an understanding of the operational processing needs of organisations for the 1980s.

Database design

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Information technology engineering first provided data analysis and database design techniques that could be used by database administrators (DBAs) and by systems analysts to develop database designs and systems based upon an understanding of the operational processing needs of organisations for the 1980s.

Database administrator

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Information technology engineering first provided data analysis and database design techniques that could be used by database administrators (DBAs) and by systems analysts to develop database designs and systems based upon an understanding of the operational processing needs of organisations for the 1980s.