Models and Frameworks: A Synergistic Association for Developing Component-Based Applications

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Scientific World Journal
  • Volumen: 2014
  • Fecha: 01 January 2014
  • ISSN: 1537744X 23566140
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1155/2014/687346
  • Document Type: Article
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation410 Park Avenue, 15th Floor, 287 pmbNew YorkNY 10022
© 2014 Diego Alonso et al.The use of frameworks and components has been shown to be effective in improving software productivity and quality. However, the results in terms of reuse and standardization show a dearth of portability either of designs or of component-based implementations. This paper, which is based on the model driven software development paradigm, presents an approach that separates the description of component-based applications from their possible implementations for different platforms. This separation is supported by automatic integration of the code obtained from the input models into frameworks implemented using object-oriented technology. Thus, the approach combines the benefits of modeling applications from a higher level of abstraction than objects, with the higher levels of code reuse provided by frameworks. In order to illustrate the benefits of the proposed approach, two representative case studies that use both an existing framework and an ad hoc framework, are described. Finally, our approach is compared with other alternatives in terms of the cost of software development.

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