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Issue No.05 - September/October (2010 vol.27)
pp: 82-89
Ricardo Terra , Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Leonardo Passos , Federal University of the Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, Brazil
Renato Diniz , Squadra Technology, Brazil
Nabor Mendonça , University of Fortaleza, Brazil
ABSTRACT
In this article, the authors compare and illustrate the use of three static architecture-conformance techniques: dependency-structure matrices, source code query languages, and reflexion models. To highlight the similarities and differences between these three techniques, they describe how to apply some of the techniques' available supporting tools to specify and check architectural constraints for a simple personal information management system.
INDEX TERMS
architecture conformance, architectural erosion, software reflexion models, dependency-structure matrices, source code query languages
CITATION
Ricardo Terra, Leonardo Passos, Renato Diniz, Nabor Mendonça, "Static Architecture-Conformance Checking: An Illustrative Overview", IEEE Software, vol.27, no. 5, pp. 82-89, September/October 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2009.117
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