PhD Theses in Experimental Software Engineering, Band 35
Hrsg.: Dieter Rombach, Peter Liggesmeyer, Frank Bomarius; Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern; Univ. of Kaiserslautern, Computer Science Department, AG Software Engineering
2011, 233 S., num. illus. and tab., Softcover
Software architecture - besides other aspects - outlines the structure of software systems prescribing the intended decomposition. Developers then translate the abstract building blocks of the system into source code, but more often than not implementations exhibit significant structural violations.
This thesis presents live architecture compliance checking - an empirically validated, tool-supported approach for sustaining structure in software implementations. Live compliance checking detects architecture violations at the earliest point in time possible - right after their insertion - and the live feedback enables developers to repair the structure with minimal effort. Live architecture compliance checking enables development organizations to successfully rely on their software architecture as the instrument for guiding the evolution of the software system.
Jens Knodel is a scientist at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He is responsible for project management, method development, and technology transfer in research and industry projects in the area of software architectures, software maintenance, software reengineering, and product line engineering. Jens Knodel is author of numerous international conference and journal publications in the area of software architectures, software maintenance, and software evolution. Since 2006 he serves regularly as Program Committee Member in international conferences in the area of reengineering, software maintenance, and reverse engineering. And he was the General Chair of the 13th European Conference on Software Maintenance and Reengineering (CSMR 2009). Jens Knodel received a Diploma in Computer Science with a focus on Software Engineering in 2002 by the Technical University of Stuttgart, Germany. In 2010, he received his PhD thesis from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern.