Characterizing Stability in Evolving Frameworks
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science1999 (English)Report (Other academic)
Object-oriented application frameworks present one of the most successful approaches to developing reusable assets in industry, but developing frameworks is both difficult and expensive. Framework generally evolve through a number of iterations due to the incorporation of new requirements and better domain understanding. Since changes to frameworks have a large impact on the applications build based on the asset, it is important to assess the stability of a framework. Recently, an approach for assessing framework stability has been proposed . We have extended and applied the assessment approach on one proprietary telecommunication framework and two commercial GUI application frameworks. Based on our findings we formulate a set of hypotheses, which characterize the stability of an object-oriented application framework. We believe these hypotheses to be the most promising ones for further studies of framework stability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blekinge Tekniska Högskola Forskningsrapport, ISSN 1103-1581 ; 8
Object-oriented frameworks, framework stability, framework evolution, metrics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00128Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo677163DA0A0DAE20C12568A3002CABF6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-00128DiVA: diva2:837941