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A framework for developing feature-rich software systems

Tun, Thein; Chapman, Rod; Haley, Charles; Laney, Robin and Nuseibeh, Bashar (2009). A framework for developing feature-rich software systems. In: 16th Annual IEEE International Conference and Workshop on the Engineering of Computer Based Systems (ECBS 2009), 14-16 April 2009, San Francisco, California, USA.

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In response to changing requirements and other environmental influences, software systems are increasingly developed incrementally. Successful implementation of new features in existing software is often difficult, whilst many software systems simply `break' when features are introduced. Size and complexity of modern software, poor software design, and lack of appropriate tools are some of the factors that often confound the issue. In this paper, we report on a successful industrial experience of evolving a feature-rich program analysis tool for dependable software systems. The experience highlights the need for a development framework to maintain rich traceability between development artifacts, and to satisfy certain minimal necessary conditions of artifacts during and after the implementation of a new feature.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 IEEE
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetEPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council)
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 18373
Depositing User: Thein Tun
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2009 08:55
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2013 21:09
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