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Paths and matrices of propagation

A concept to trace the impact of modifications on software components
Propagationspfaden und -matritzen
: Berthomieu, C.; Kutsche, R.-D.; Mann, S.

Volltext urn:nbn:de:0011-n-157926 (314 KByte PDF)
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Erstellt am: 3.12.2008

Berlin: ISST, 2002, 29 S.
ISST-Berichte, 64
Bericht, Elektronische Publikation
Fraunhofer ISST ()
Komponente; Pfad; Matrize; Matrix; Abhängigkeit; component; matrices; path; dependency

Because of growing market requirements, software systems have become complexer than ever. Recently, component-based software engineering has been presented as a solution to face to this problem. A well defined component model makes component based software systems robust and long-lasting. Nevertheless, due to their complexity, those systems are still difficult to maintain or evolve. Indeed, the impact of a modification grows proportionally with the complexity of the system. In this paper, paths of propagation and the concept of matrix of propagation will be introduced as a technique to trace the impact of required modifications on the system. More precisely, it guides the engineer by tracing the impact of a given modification of a component on other components of the system.