An extensible attribute framework for ProCom
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis is focused on the attributes concept of ProCom, a component model developed within The Progress Centre for Predictable Embedded Software Systems. Attributes are pieces of information of various types and levels of abstraction associated with the ProCom entities during the development of a system.
Based on the analysis of the development process envisioned by Progress, the requirements for the attributes of ProCom entities are identified, and various alternatives of realizing attributes are analyzed. The chosen solution of highly structured, multi-valued, and extensible attributes is elaborated.
The thesis also consists of the design and the prototype implementation of an attribute framework realizing and proving the feasibility of the proposed concepts. The framework addresses the needs of all actors involved in working with attributes throughout the development of a system: It provides an extensible, modular GUI for viewing and editing possibly highly complex information contained in attributes, an interface for the programmatic access to attributes, and well-defined mechanisms for extending the attribute pool by new attributes, new attribute types, and means for their manipulation. The framework is integrated into the main tool supporting the Progress development, the Progress IDE.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. , 57 p.
Component-based software engineering, embedded systems, attributes, extra-functional properties
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-6802OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-6802DiVA: diva2:235287
Subject / course
Sentilles, SéverineCarlson, Jan