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Methodological guideline to find suitable design patterns to implement adaptability

Pijnenborg, I. (2016) Methodological guideline to find suitable design patterns to implement adaptability.

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Abstract:Currently, software engineers adopt techniques for making software adaptable in ad hoc manner. What is new in this thesis, is that we offer a framework (a tool-shell) where it is possible to define a set of heuristic rules and to enter a set of patterns descriptions. This framework can be programmed to help the designers in searching suitable patterns for their needs. For this, the designers must enter their current design into the framework and answer a set of questions. With the help of the current design and the answers that the designer provides, the tool suggests a set of patterns to be integrated with the current design. We call this framework the ‘Design Pattern Recognition Framework’ (DPRF). We also use the term initial model for the current actual model of the client. The client is not satisfied with this model, because he or she needs some adaptability requirements which are not supported by the initial model. The framework assists the designer by identifying a suitable design pattern for implementing adaptability. In this thesis, we demonstrate the working of the framework by applying it to an example application that has some adaptability need.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:Computer Science MSc (60300)
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