SAEF “Software Architecture Evolution Framework”

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Technology

 

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Anita B

 

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November 12, 2011

 

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University

 

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Consequently maintainers are forced to adopt a code centric approach whereby they work with a large, complex and formal representation of the system. 1.2 Three Facets of Software Architecture Evolution Typically, software maintenance is performed in a code centric fashion, whereby mental models of the software architecture are developed by maintenance engineers through analysis of the code base...
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In many cases, informal architectural diagrams are available to facilitate this comprehension but there is no formal support for the capturing of these mental models. When the system evolves a maintenance engineer’s mental model also evolves but rarely is the new architecture documented. The question is how can this information be captured, maintained and presented in such a way that increases the understanding of a software system and reduces maintenance effort? In trying to answer this question our initial research has identified three major areas of interest concerning the evolution of software systems:  Reference ArchJava - Architecture, while the concept of architecture continues to be a source of considerable debate in the software community, its importance in industry is widely accepted...
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