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Discovering a System Modernization Decision Framework: A Case Study in Migrating to Distributed Object Technology

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Author(s)

Evan K. Wallace, P Clements, K Wallnau

Abstract

Many organizations face a serious challenge introducing new technologies into existing systems. Effective modernization requires knowing and articulating specific goals for the reengineering effort, conscious selection of technologies and technical approaches that can achieve those goals in the context of the class of system being upgraded, a staged migration plan, and an integration strategy to make in-hand components work under the newly adopted architecture. Although the study of reeengineering is moving towards an engineering discipline, there are as yet no proven decision frameworks that allow an organization to rationally choose a moder- nization strategy. This paper provides an in-depth look at the engineering trade-offs made in modernizing a manufacturing engineering design system to use distributed object technology. From this case study the outlines of a more general re-engineering decision framework can be seen, and are discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance
Conference Location
Monterey, CA, USA

Keywords

CORBA, distributed systems, integration, modernization, object oriented

Citation

Wallace, E. , Clements, P. and Wallnau, K. (1996), Discovering a System Modernization Decision Framework: A Case Study in Migrating to Distributed Object Technology, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Software Maintenance, Monterey, CA, USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821557 (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created December 31, 1995, Updated October 12, 2021