Institutional Repository

Improving object oriented analysis by explicit change analysis

Show simple item record Yu, L Khong, SC Xun, Y Yuan, M 2018-06-14T06:44:26Z 2018-06-14T06:44:26Z 1999
dc.identifier.citation Yu L, Khong SC, Xun Y & Yuan M (1999) Improving object oriented analysis by explicit change analysis. South African Computer Journal, Number 24, 1999 en
dc.identifier.issn 2313-7835
dc.description.abstract Changeability is one of the major concerns in software development. OO (Object-Oriented) technology itself is not enough to solve this problem, i.e. software systems cannot have enough changeability by just using any specific kind of OO language or computing models such as CORBA or COM. In this paper, we first discuss how the changeability issue is handled in current software development methods and what is the most important prerequisite for solving the software changeability problem. Based on these analyses, we argue that most of current OO analysis methods have missed an important activity in their analysis phase, i.e. change analysis. Thus, OO software systems developed according to these methods often cannot exhibit the expected maintainability, extensibility and reusability. In order to improve current OO analysis methods, we have proposed a conceptual framework for conducting a systematic change analysis in software analysis phase. A detailed case study of the application of this framework in a real software project has also been described in this paper. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher South African Computer Society (SAICSIT) en
dc.subject Object-orientation en
dc.subject Change analysis en
dc.subject Software engineering en
dc.subject Changeability en
dc.title Improving object oriented analysis by explicit change analysis en
dc.type Article en

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search UnisaIR


My Account