querying language developed at Applications Software in 1968 for the IBM System/360

Related languages
MANAGE => AS-IST   Influence
AS-IST => ASI/INQUIRY   Evolution of

  • Sunveen, D. H., "AS-IST--a general purpose management system", Application Software, Inc., San Pedro, Calif., 1968. BURROUGHS CORPORATION Burroughs Place Detroit, Mich. 48232 view details
  • Fry, James P.; Sibley, Edgar H. "Evolution of Data-Base Management Systems" view details
          in [ACM] ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) 8(1) March 1976 view details
  • Steinberg, Michael A. and Carl W. Ballard, Jr. "User services in industry—starting from scratch" view details Extract: History
    An early effort to make the facilities of the main computer available to non-computer experts was provided by the developers of Corning's on-line order processing system. They made a number of this system's files available to users through the ASI-ST package. ASI-ST is a batch retrieval and reporting package that, while not extremely "user friendly", allows users to generate reports using a minimum number of control statements. Classes were given, manuals were distributed, and in time, corporate files from several other systems were made available through ASI-ST. This represented an early example of the use of "personal computing".
          in Proceedings of the 8th annual ACM SIGUCCS conference on User services 1980, Morgantown, West Virginia, United States view details