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Towards Roundtrip Engineering - A Template-Based Reverse Engineering Approach

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Towards Roundtrip Engineering - A Template-Based Reverse Engineering Approach
Model driven development suggests to make models the main artifact in software development. To get executable models in most cases code generation to a "traditional" programming language like e.g. Java is used. To obtain customizable code generation template-based approaches are applied, commonly. So, to adapt the generated code to platform specific needs templates are modified by the user. After code generation, in real world application the generated code is often changed e.g. by refactorings. To keep the code and the model synchronous reverse engineering is needed. Many approaches use a Java parser and a mapping from the Java parse tree to the UML model for this task. This causes maintenance issues since every change to a template potentially results in a change to this parse tree - model mapping. To tackle this maintenance problem our solution does not use a common language parser but uses the templates as a grammar to parse the generated code, instead. This way changes t...
Manuel Bork, Leif Geiger, Christian Schneider, Alb
Added 19 Oct 2010
Updated 19 Oct 2010
Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ECMDAFA
Authors Manuel Bork, Leif Geiger, Christian Schneider, Albert Zündorf
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