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Requirements for an Application Protocol Development Environment



Allison Barnard, Steve Clark, James E. Fowler


The National PDES project at NIST is focused on the development and implementation of the emerging international standard for the exchange of product model data (STEP). One subproject within the testbed is the effort to establish an application protocol development environment (APDE). This report documents the requirements for an APDE. The requirements provide guidance as to what capabilities and APDE should provide. The requirements described were derived from the experiences of current application protocol developers.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 5197
Report Number


APDE, PDES, product model data, STEP


Barnard, A. , Clark, S. and Fowler, J. (1993), Requirements for an Application Protocol Development Environment, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online],, (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created September 30, 1993, Updated October 12, 2021