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Adapting Object-Oriented Components
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1997 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Several authors have identified that the only feasible way to increase productivity in software construction is to reuse existing software. To achieve this, component-based software development is one of the more promising approaches. However, traditional research in component-oriented programming often assumes that components are reused "as-is". Practitioners have found that "as-is" reuse seldomly occurs and that reusable components generally need to be adapted to match the system requirements. Existing component object models provide only limited sup-port for component adaptation, i.e. white-box techniques such as copy-paste and inheritance and black-box approaches such as aggregation and wrapping. These techniques suffer from problems related to reusability, effi-ciency, implementation overhead or the self problem. To address these problems, this paper proposes superimposi-tion, a novel black-box adaptation technique that allows one to impose predefined, but configurable types of functionality on a reusable component. Three categories of typical adaptation types are discussed, related to the component interface, component composition and component monitoring. Superimposition and the types of com-ponent adaptation are exemplified by several examples.

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Jyvaskylä; Finland: Springer , 1997.
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Software Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-10129Local ID: oai:bth.se:forskinfo3B089DFFFE0A9800C12568A3002CAB28ISBN: 3540640398 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-10129DiVA: diva2:838169
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Workshop Component-oriented programming WCOP ´97
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