Improving maintenance through development experiences.

Liu, Xiaodong, Yang, Hongji and Zedan, Hussein (1998) Improving maintenance through development experiences. In: WESS '98 - Workshop on Empirical Studies in Software Maintenance. WESS , Metropolitan, Washington D.C., USA, pp. 1-5.

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An empirical comparison is made between present approaches/tools of software maintenance and development. The conclusion is that development technology is more mature in many aspects, such as automation, formalism, confidence, understanding of original systems and application domain. Aims to improve the weakness of maintenance, a unified re-engineering approach is proposed which is based on a wide spectrum language and a set of formal abstraction and transformation rules. A relevant tool is under construction. Keywords : software maintenance and development, re-engineering, wide spectrum language, formal methods, object oriented, time critical systems.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: paper presented at Workshop on Empirical Studies in Software Maintenance, Metropolitan, Washington, D.C. U.S.A. November 1998
Uncontrolled Keywords: software maintenance; development; re-engineering; wide spectrum language; formal methods; object oriented; time critical systems;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3228
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2010 10:54
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 14:42

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