Application Domain


The Application Domain maintains standards and policies concerning development of applications for DHS' computing environments. This domain covers technical development of the traditional mainframe based and n-tier approaches. All development must follow a Standard Development Methodology (SDM), see the Business Domain for the SDM used within DHS.

The fundamental principles outlined in the Application Domain help ensure that the design employs current coding concepts, uses correct Interface techniques, considers DHS' security concerns, and uses proven documented and repeatable development strategies.

This section consists of standards and policies in the following areas:

Architecture Review Board

Source Code and Version Control





  • Workbench - A tool that provides an integrated set of processes in support of software development efforts. It includes various utilities and migration processes that are necessary to propagate software through the development and testing environments. These various utilities and processes within the Workbench are used to compile programs, maintain information about programs, copy procedures and DPS screens, provide version control of programs, migrate programs and copy procedures through the development and testing envrionments, and generate reports.
    Training Reference Material


Technical Bulletins