Issue No.05 - September/October (2007 vol.24)
Željko Obrenovic , Centre for Mathematics and Computer Sciences (CWI) Amsterdam
Dragan Gaševic , Athabasca University
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2007.141
The authors propose an infrastructure for rapidly prototyping applications from open source software components. The Adaptable Multi-Interface Communicator infrastructure (AMICO) is based on ideas of middleware platforms for component integration, but it focuses on pragmatic aspects of OSS integration, often absent from many existing integration platforms. The authors also identify the key requirements of middleware for rapid prototyping with OSS components and illustrate their approach through two examples in complex scenarios. Another article related to software composition also appears in this issue ("Dynamic Detection of COTS Component Incompatibility").
rapid prototyping; reusable software; componentware; system integration and implementation
Željko Obrenovic, Dragan Gaševic, "Open Source Software: All You Do Is Put It Together", IEEE Software, vol.24, no. 5, pp. 86-95, September/October 2007, doi:10.1109/MS.2007.141