Software Evolution by Tom MensSoftware Evolution by Tom Mens

Software Evolution

byTom MensEditorSerge Demeyer

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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Software has become omnipresent and vital in our information-based society, so all software producers should assume responsibility for its reliability. While "reliable" originally assumed implementations that were effective and mainly error-free, additional issues like adaptability and maintainability have gained equal importance recently. For example, the 2004 ACM/IEEE Software Engineering Curriculum Guidelines list software evolution as one of ten key areas of software engineering education.

Mens and Demeyer, both international authorities in the field of software evolution, together with the invited contributors, focus on novel trends in software evolution research and its relations with other emerging disciplines such as model-driven software engineering, service-oriented software development, and aspect-oriented software development. They do not restrict themselves to the evolution of source code but also address the evolution of other, equally important software artifacts such as databases and database schemas, design models, software architectures, and process management. The contributing authors provide broad overviews of related work, and they also contribute to a comprehensive glossary, a list of acronyms, and a list of books, journals, websites, standards and conferences that together represent the community's body of knowledge.

Combining all these features, this book is the indispensable source for researchers and professionals looking for an introduction and comprehensive overview of the state of the art. In addition, it is an ideal basis for an advanced course on software evolution.

Tom Mens is professor at the Institute of Computer Science of the University of Mons-Hainaut in Belgium. He obtained his PhD in Science in 1999 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel on the topic of software evolution. Being one of the leading researchers in this domain, he currently directs the ERCIM Working Group on Software Evolution.Ser...
Title:Software EvolutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:347 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3642095291

ISBN - 13:9783642095290

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Table of Contents

1) Introduction and Roadmap: History and Challenges of Software Evolution (Tom Mens) Part I: Understanding and Analysing Software Evolution 2) Identifying and Removing Software Clones (Rainer Koschke) - 3) Analyzing Software Repositories to understand Software Evolution (Marco D'Ambros - 4) Predicting Bugs from History (Thomas Zimmermann Part II: Reengineering of Legacy Systems 5) Object-Oriented Reengineering (Serge Demeyer) - 6) Migration of Legacy Information Systems (Jean-Luc Hainaut - 7) Architectural Transformations: From Legacy to Three-Tier and Services (Reiko Heckel Part III: Novel Trends in Software Evolution 8) On the Interplay between Software Testing and Evolution and its Effect on Program Comprehension (Leon Moonen - 9) Evolution Issues in Aspect-Oriented Programming (Kim Mens, Tom Tourwé) - 10) Software Architecture Evolution (Olivier Barais - 11) Empirical Studies of Open Source Evolution (Juan Fernandez Ramil Ressources - Glossary of Terms - List of Acronyms - References

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"Serge and Tom have put together a volume on software evolution research that, well, speaks volumes! I read it cover to cover, jotting down dozens of notes and ideas and insights that I took from nearly every chapter. The bibliography alone is worth the price of the book. Software evolution research itself evolves rapidly - and this book captures not only the state-of-theresearch but also the trajectory the field is following." - David Notkin, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA"I liked this book very much. The editors have done an excellent job of gathering well written chapters from leading researchers in the field of software evolution, and editing them into a coherent volume that is timely and valuable. The topics are well chosen to cover a range of both established and novel research ideas. The organization is intelligent, allowing readers to pick and choose topics of particular interest to them. I especially like how accessible the material is to non-experts: ideas are carefully explained before being expounded upon (see, for example, the chapter on aspect-oriented software development). I certainly learned a lot reading this book, and I look forward to using it the next time I teach a graduate seminar in software evolution." - Michael Godfrey, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada"Software evolution is an important field for both software engineering practitioners and researchers. This book gives an excellent overview of what is happening in software evolution research and where the practice of software evolution is heading. The authors addressed several research challenges that software evolution presents and described the state-of-the-art in their solution. I am convinced that both the researchers and practitioners will find this volume very insightful and useful." - Václav Rajlich, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA"This book highlights the importance of the field . . This jointly produced book appears to be aimed at researchers and professionals who wish to obtain a sound introduction and a comprehensive overview of current activity in software. Cyberneticinas and those involved in both systems and management science where an up-to-date appreciation of the initiatives in the software field, are required, will surely find this book a very worthwhile purchase. . the book may be suitable for an advanced course on software evolution." (Kybernetes, Vol. 37 (6), 2008)"Mens and Demeyer ... have compiled 11 high-quality contributed chapters on software evolution into an eponymous volume.""all chapters are written in a very readable manner, which makes them accessible to a much wider audience than just software-engineering researchers.""the book does a good job of presenting a comprehensive overview of the field" (Mirjana Ivanovic, Computing Reviews June 2008)