Technology / Programming / Refinement: Refinement is a hierarchical relationship between two concepts. If b refines a, then the requirements of b are a superset of the requirements of a. Thus, the set of abstractions that model b are a subset of those that model a, i.e., every b is an a.
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Technology / Programming / Stepwise Refinement: The 'divide and conquer' strategy to computer programming. Start with the main goal, and break it down into subparts. Then, break each subpart down into smaller parts. Once you have broken it down int MORE