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A key aspect for the success of architecture-centric development is the traceability of design documentation. This means that the developers should always be aware of the relationships between the architectural model as documented and the derived implementation. However, these two artifacts are likely to diverge from each other, due to new requirements or maintenance tasks. In the case of complex systems, the provision of tool support to deal with these matters becomes really necessary. Along this line, we present a tool approach called ArchSynch that can assist the developers to conciliate architectural documentation expressed through UCMs with implementation, as changes in the source code appear over time. The main advantage of ArchSynch is that it detects, and eventually repairs, inconsistencies with respect to the architectural prescriptions.


-- Daniel Amyot - 13 Feb 2007

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Title Keeping Design Documentation Updated through Synchronization of Use Case Maps with Implementation
Authors Martín Blech, Juan P. Carlino, J. Andrés Díaz Pace, Alvaro Soria
Type Conference
Conference/Journal Title 7th Argentine Symposium on Software Engineering (ASSE 2006), Mendoza, Argentina
Month September
Year 2006
DOI 10.1007/978-3-540-74984-4_9
Keywords Architecture, ArchSync, Reverse-Engineering, Use Case Map
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Topic revision: r2 - 05 Nov 2009 - 19:05:57 - Alireza Pourshahid
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