Methodology Evaluation Framework for Component-Based System Development

Methodology Evaluation Framework for Component-Based System Development

Ajantha Dahanayake (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands), Henk Sol (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) and Zoran Stojanovic (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 26
DOI: 10.4018/jdm.2003010101
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Abstract

Components are already prominent in the implementation and deployment of advanced distributed information systems. Part and parcel of this development are the effective Component Based Development (CBD) methodology encompassing methods, tools and techniques that effectively target the existing component based technology. Current CBD methodologies lack a comprehensive component-based concept structure. They handle components mainly at the implementation and deployment phases still, which are heavily influenced by UML notations. In this paper a presentation is made of an evaluation framework, which highlights the extent to which a methodology is component oriented. Current CBD methods and approaches do not provide full support for various component concepts. Therefore, a CBD method sample was evaluated using the framework’s concepts and requirements. CBD method improvements are proposed based on the evaluation. The improved approach suggests the use of the standard RM-ODP as an underlying framework, to provide consistent, systematic, and integrated CBD methodology engineering support throughout the lifecycle.

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