by V. J. Mercurio, B. F. Meyers, A. M. Nisbet, G. Radin
Over the years, IBM has made progress in resolving many of the issues that deal with improving application development (AD) productivity and quality. Systems Application Architecture, together with IBMs recently announced AD/Cycle direction, provides a platform for even greater progress. This paper addresses the IBM strategy that supports AD/Cycle and gives an overview of the major components of the AD/Cycle architecture. This paper is an introduction to other papers that follow in this issue.