COMPATIBILITY VERIFICATION OF COMPONENTS IN TERMS OF FUNCTIONAL AND EXTRA-FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES - Tool Support

Kamil Ježek, Přemek Brada

Abstract

Component-based programming, as a technology increasing development speed and decreasing cost of the final product, promises a noticeable improvement in a process of development of large enterprise applications. Even though component-based programming is a promising technology it still has not reached its maturity. The main problem addressed in this paper are compatibility checks of components in terms of functional and extra-functional properties and their insufficient tool support. This paper summarizes a mechanism of component compatibility checks and introduces a tool whose aim is to fill this gap mainly with respect to the phase of testing the assembly of components. The introduced mechanism and the tool allow to check component bindings before deployment into the target environment. It displays a component graph, details of components and highlights incompatibility problems. Hence, the tool validates the presented mechanism and provides useful support for developers when deciding which component to use.

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Ježek K. and Brada P. (2010). COMPATIBILITY VERIFICATION OF COMPONENTS IN TERMS OF FUNCTIONAL AND EXTRA-FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES - Tool Support . In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8425-06-5, pages 510-514. DOI: 10.5220/0002974505100514


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@conference{iceis10,
author={Kamil Ježek and Přemek Brada},
title={COMPATIBILITY VERIFICATION OF COMPONENTS IN TERMS OF FUNCTIONAL AND EXTRA-FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES - Tool Support},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,},
year={2010},
pages={510-514},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0002974505100514},
isbn={978-989-8425-06-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 3: ICEIS,
TI - COMPATIBILITY VERIFICATION OF COMPONENTS IN TERMS OF FUNCTIONAL AND EXTRA-FUNCTIONAL PROPERTIES - Tool Support
SN - 978-989-8425-06-5
AU - Ježek K.
AU - Brada P.
PY - 2010
SP - 510
EP - 514
DO - 10.5220/0002974505100514