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Integrating COTS Software into Systems through Instrumentation and Reasoning

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Integrating COTS Software into Systems through Instrumentation and Reasoning
Commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) software tends to be cheap, reliable, and functionally powerful due to its large user base. It has thus become highly desirable to incorporate COTS software into software products (systems) as it can significantly reduce development cost and effort, while maintaining overall software product quality and increasing product acceptance. However, incorporating COTS software into software products introduces new complexities that developers are currently ill equipped to handle. Most significantly, while COTS software frequently contains programmatic interfaces that allow other software components to obtain services from them on a direct call basis, they usually lack the ability to initiate interactions with other components. This often leads to problems of state and/or data inconsistency. This paper presents a framework for integrating COTS software as proactive components within a software system that maintain the consistency of the state and data they share...
Alexander Egyed, Robert Balzer
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Updated 10 Dec 2010
Type Journal
Year 2006
Where ASE
Authors Alexander Egyed, Robert Balzer
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