Architectural Description of Object Oriented Frameworks

Arévalo, Gabriela; Borne, Isabelle (January 2001). Architectural Description of Object Oriented Frameworks. In: Langages et Modeles à Objets. Hermes, Paris

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Integration of architectural descriptions in development tools and environments, in order to take architectural descriptions into account, is a topical issue. Nowadays, the existing formalisms to represent software architecture fail in providing a clear semantics and only give an intuitive graphical representation of the system as a whole. More specifically, the framework architectures should show the overall design and the specification of the points of the variability of the framework, making easier the reuse of the architectures, integration with others frameworks and a reference to measure the changes in subsequent versions of the frameworks. In this paper we propose an approach to describe the architecture of frameworks, combining formal and non-formal formalisms: Wright, an architectural description language developed at Carnegie Mellon University, and architectural patterns. Based on the study of several frameworks, our objective was to produce a complete description of a framework, to show the expressive power of both approaches and to consider complementarity and flexibility regarding to other approaches.

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08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Software Composition Group (SCG)




Hermes, Paris




Manuela Bamert

Date Deposited:

30 Jan 2018 17:00

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01 Nov 2019 18:25




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