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Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2014 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 52-59
Guido Salvaneschi , Technical University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt
Patrick Eugster , Purdue University, West Lafayette
Mira Mezini , Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt
ABSTRACT
Modern software differs significantly from traditional computer applications that mostly process reasonably small amounts of static input data-sets in batch mode. Modern software increasingly processes massive amounts of data, whereby it is also often the case that new input data is produced and/or existing data is modified on the fly. Consequently, programming models that facilitate the development of such software are emerging. What characterizes them is that data, respectively changes thereof, implicitly flow through computation modules. The software engineer declaratively defines computations as compositions of other computations without explicitly modeling how data should flow along dependency relations between data producer and data consumer modules, letting the runtime to automatically manage and optimize data flows.
INDEX TERMS
Programming, Big data, Computational modeling, Runtime, Software engineering, Data models, Market research,software engineering, reactive programming, event, stream, big data, data-flow, programming languages
CITATION
Guido Salvaneschi, Patrick Eugster, Mira Mezini, "Programming with Implicit Flows", IEEE Software, vol. 31, no. , pp. 52-59, Sept.-Oct. 2014, doi:10.1109/MS.2014.101
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