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Issue No.04 - July/August (2010 vol.27)
pp: 37-43
Javier Canovas , Universidad de Murcia, Murcia
Jesus Molina , Universidad de Murcia , Murcia
ABSTRACT
Model-driven development (MDD) techniques such as metamodeling and model transformation are applicable to not just the creation of new software systems but also the evolution of existing systems. This model-driven evolution can help reduce software evolution costs by automating many basic activities in software change processes. One initiative for applying MDD technology in the modernization or reengineering of a legacy system is architecture-driven modernization (ADM), which the Object Management Group (OMG) launched in 2003. ADM aims to facilitate interoperability among modernization tools by defining a set of standard metamodels that represent the metadata involved in a software modernization process. This article shows how to put ADM into practice through the example of a tool that extracts ADM models from PL/SQL code and how to use these models in a modernization activity such as generating metrics of PL/SQL triggers in legacy Oracle Forms applications.
INDEX TERMS
domain-specific architectures, process implementation and change, specialized application languages, software engineering, model-driven development
CITATION
Javier Canovas, Jesus Molina, "An Architecture-Driven Modernization Tool for Calculating Metrics", IEEE Software, vol.27, no. 4, pp. 37-43, July/August 2010, doi:10.1109/MS.2010.61
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5. J. Cánovas and J. García Molina, "A Domain Specific Language for Extracting Models in Software Modernization," Proc. 5th European Conf. Model Driven Architecture: Foundations and Applications (ECMDA-FA 09), LNCS 5562, Springer, 2009, pp. 82-97; http://adm.omg.org/docsecmda09.pdf.
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