Component-based software development (CBD) is an emerging discipline that promises to take software engineering into a new era. Building on the achievements of object-oriented software construction, CBD aims to deliver software engineering from a cottage industry into an industrial age for Information Technology, wherein software can be assembled from components, in the manner that hardware systems are currently constructed from kits of parts. This volume provides a survey of the current state of CBD, as reflected by activities that have been taking place recently under the banner of CBD, with a view to giving pointers to future trends. The contributions report case studies a self-contained, fixed-term investigations with a finite set of clearly defined objectives and measurable outcomes a on a sample of the myriad aspects of CBD. The book includes chapters dealing with COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) components; methodologies for CBD; compositionality, i.e. how to calculate or predict properties of a composite from those of its constituents; component software testing; and grid computing. Contents: A Survey of Proposals for Architecting Component Software (T Ihm)Describing Specifications and Architectural Requirements of COTS Components (L Iribarne et al.)Definition of COTS Software Component Acquisition Process a The Case of a Telecommunication Company (P Ulkuniemi a V SeppAcnen)The Library Systems Product Line: A Case Study Demonstrating the KobrA Method (J Bayer a D Muthig)Component-based System Design and Composition: An Aspect-oriented Approach (P J Clemente et al.)Properties of Software Systems Synthesized from Components (D Hamlet et al.)Component-based Measurement and Control Software for Embedded Systems (W Maydl et al.)Fault-based Testing of CORBA Component Software (S Ghosh a A P Mathur)ARIFS Methodology: A Case Study (R P DAsaz Redondo et al.)REBOUND: A Framework for Automated Component Adaptation (J Penix a P Alexander)A Web-enabled Component-based Architecture for Legacy Applications (G Wang et al.)Component-based Problem Solving Environments for Computational Science (M Li et al.) Readership: Graduate students, researchers and practitioners in computer science. Keywords:Component-based Software Development;Component-based Software Engineering;Software Components;Component SoftwareKey Features:First book of its kind (case studies in CBD)Covers different kinds of componentsCovers different component models/technologiesIncludes a wide scope of CBD topicsCovers both theoretical and practical workIncludes both formal and informal approachesProvides a snapshot of current concerns and pointers to future trends10.2.4 Architecture Specification architecture specifications are constructed by combining and extending component, connector and binding specifications. For example, Figure 10.2 shows a block diagram of an architecture for a componentanbsp;...
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