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Proceedings of Joint 4th International Computer Science Conference and 4th Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference (1997)
Clear Water Bay, HONG KONG
Dec. 2, 1997 to Dec. 5, 1997
ISBN: 0-8186-8271-X
pp: 131
Takako Nakatani , University of Tokyo
Tetsuo Tamai , University of Tokyo
Atsushi Tomoeda , SRA Co, Ltd. SI Business Dept.
Harumi Matsuda , SRA Co, Ltd. SI Business Dept.
ABSTRACT
Software tends to change itself according to user requirements changes. In the object-oriented technology, it is important to find a way how classes evolve to cope with new user requirements or to obtain reusability. We propose that developers need to know the class evolution processes and to forecast their future evolution according to the system growth. Class specifications and class structures change inevitably, and classes may also be replaced during the class evolution processes. In this paper, we classify classes into three categories: the boundary species, the domain species and the common species, and discuss their evolution processes.
INDEX TERMS
object-oriented software development, evolution process, metrics, evolutional environment
CITATION

A. Tomoeda, H. Matsuda, T. Tamai and T. Nakatani, "Towards Constructing a Class Evolution Model," Proceedings of Joint 4th International Computer Science Conference and 4th Asia Pacific Software Engineering Conference(APSEC), Clear Water Bay, HONG KONG, 1997, pp. 131.
doi:10.1109/APSEC.1997.640170
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