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Increasing the confidence in off-the-shelf components: a software connector-based approach

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Increasing the confidence in off-the-shelf components: a software connector-based approach
The promise of component-based software development is that larger, more complex systems can be built reasonably quickly and reliably from pre-fabricated ("off-the-shelf") building blocks. Additionally, such systems can be upgraded incrementally, simply by replacing individual components with their new versions. However, practice has shown that, while it may improve certain aspects of an existing component, a new component version frequently introduces unforeseen problems. These problems include less efficient utilization of system resources, errors in the newly introduced functionality, and even new errors in the functionality carried over from the old version. This paper presents an approach intended to alleviate such problems. Our approach is based on explicit software architectures and leverages flexible software connectors in ensuring that component versions can be added and removed in the deployed, running system. Our connectors, called multi-versioning connectors, als...
Marija Mikic-Rakic, Nenad Medvidovic
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Type Conference
Year 2001
Where SSR
Authors Marija Mikic-Rakic, Nenad Medvidovic
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