A component-based and aspect-oriented model for software evolution
by Nicolas Pessemier, Lionel Seinturier, Laurence Duchien, Thierry Coupaye
International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), Vol. 31, No. 1/2, 2008

Abstract: Component-Based Software Development (CBSD) and Aspect Oriented Software Development (AOSD) are solutions to support software evolution by decomposing a software system into concerns. In this paper, we propose Fractal Aspect Component (FAC), a general and symmetrical model for components and aspects. FAC decomposes a software system into regular components and aspect components which embody crosscutting concerns. We reify the relationship between an aspect component and a component, called an aspect binding, as a first-class runtime entity. The evolution of the system can be expressed by adding or removing components (aspect or regular) and by setting bindings (regular or crosscutting).

Online publication date: Thu, 27-Mar-2008

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