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2009 35th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (2009)
Patras, Greece
Aug. 27, 2009 to Aug. 29, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3784-9
pp: 375-382
Recently, a plethora of domain-specific component frameworks (DSCF) emerges. Although the current trend emphasizes generative programming methods as cornerstones of software development, they are commonly applied in a costly, ad-hoc fashion. However, we believe that DSCFs share the same subset of concepts and patterns. In this paper we propose two contributions to DSCF development. First, we propose Domain Components --- a high-level abstraction to capture semantics of domain concepts provided by containers, and we identify patterns facilitating their implementation. Second, we develop a generic framework that automatically generates implementation of Domain Components semantics, thus addressing domain-specific services with one unified approach. To evaluate benefits of our approach we have conducted several case studies that span different domain-specific challenges.
component framework, generative programming, component model, domain-specific concerns

P. Merle, F. Loiret, M. Malohlava, A. Plšek and L. Seinturier, "Constructing Domain-Specific Component Frameworks through Architecture Refinement," 2009 35th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications(SEAA), Patras, Greece, 2009, pp. 375-382.
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