Component-Based Software Engineering: Selected Papers from the Software Engineering Institute / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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The papers presented in this book reflects the substantial research efforts taking place at SEI focusing on the development, deployment, and evolution of component-based software systems. The book explores many issues critical to component-based software engineering. It provides you with a foundation to better understand, apply, and improve your approach to software development. This SEI work identifies the primary considerations in moving from a traditional development approach to a component-based approach: evaluating software components, assembling components within an appropriate software architecture, and introducing and evolving a component-based system.
About the Author
Alan W. Brown is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM Rational software. Alan's current role is IBM Rational Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Europe where he works with customers across Europe consulting on software engineering strategy as it pertains to enterprise solutions, process improvement, and the transition to agile practices. In this role, Alan engages in strategic discussions in areas such as enterprise solution delivery, software delivery economics, and distributed software and systems delivery. Alan has worked in many strategic roles in the software industry in Europe and the United States, including Vice President of Research and Development at Sterling Software, Research Manager at Texas Instruments Software, and as a senior technical staff member at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. Alan has published more than fifty papers, authored four books, and edited three books. Alan holds a Ph.D. in computing science from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK.
Table of Contents
Preface: Foundations for Component-Based SoftwareEngineering.PART I. INTRODUCTION.From Subroutines to Subsystems: Component-Based SoftwareDevelopment (P.C. Clements).Engineering of Component-Based Systems (A.W. Brown and K.C.Wallnau).PART II. SOFTWARE EVALUATION.Predicting Software Quality by Architecture-Level Evaluation (P.Clements, et al.).A Framework for Systematic Evaluation of Software technologies(A.W. Brown and K.C. Wallnau).Assessing the Quality of Large, Software-Intensive Systems: A CaseStudy (A.W. Brown, et al.).PART III. SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE.Software Architecture: An Executive Overview (P.C. Clements andL.N. Northrop).Toward a Distributed, Mediated Architecture for Workflow Management(K. Wallnau, et al.).A Situated Evaluation of the Object Management Group's (OMG) ObjectManagement Architecture (OMA) (E. Wallace and K.C. Wallnau).The Gadfly: An Approach to Architectural-Level System Comprehension(P. Clements, et al.).PART IV. SOFTWARE UNDERSTANDING AND EVOLUTION.Reengineering: An Engineering Problem (P.H. Feiler).Coming Attractions in Program Understanding (S. Tilley and D.Smith).Discovering a System Modernization Decision Framework: A Case Studyin Migrating to Distributed Object Technology (E. Wallace, etal.).Evolving Dependable Real Time Systems (L.Sha, et al.).Modernization of Software Maintenance Practices UsingComputer-Aided Sub-Processes (CASPs) (A.W.Brown).