An Approach to Specifying Software Frameworks

Murray, L., Carrington, D. and Strooper, P.

    A framework is a reusable design that requires software components to function. To instantiate a framework, a software engineer must provide the software components required by the framework. To do this effectively, the framework-component interfaces must be specified so the software engineer knows what assumptions the framework makes about the components, and so the components can be verified against these assumptions. This paper presents an approach to specifying software frameworks. The approach involves the specification of the framework's syntax, semantics, and the interfaces between the framework and its components. The approach is demonstrated with a simple case study.
Cite as: Murray, L., Carrington, D. and Strooper, P. (2004). An Approach to Specifying Software Frameworks. In Proc. Twenty-Seventh Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC2004), Dunedin, New Zealand. CRPIT, 26. Estivill-Castro, V., Ed. ACS. 185-192.
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