Observations on the Evolution of an Industrial OO Framework

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Author(s): Michael Mattsson, Jan Bosch
Title: Observations on the Evolution of an Industrial OO Framework
Series: Research Report
Year: 1999
Issue: 7
ISSN: 1103-1581
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Software Engineering and Computer Science (Institutionen för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap)
Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 780 00
Authors e-mail: {Michael.Mattsson | Jan.Bosch}@ipd.hk-r.se
Language: English
Abstract: Recently an approach for identifying potential modules for restructuring in large software systems using product release history was presented[4]. In this study we have adapted the original approach to better suit object-oriented frameworks and applied it to an industrial black-box framework product in the telecommunication domain.
Our study shows that using historical information as a way of identifying structural shortcomings in an object-oriented system is viable and useful. The study thereby strengthens the suggested approach in [4] and demonstrates that the approach is adaptable and useful for object-oriented systems. The usefulness of the original approach has been validated through this study too.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Object-oriented frameworks, Software evolution, Object-oriented framework evolution, Experience report
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-00124