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Visualizing Java uncertainty
Author(s): Claire Knight; Malcolm Munro
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Paper Abstract

Distributed component based systems seem to be the immediate future for software development. The use of such techniques, object oriented languages, and the combination with ever more powerful higher-level frameworks has led to the rapid creation and deployment of such systems to cater for the demand of internet and service driven business systems. This diversity of solution through both components utilised and the physical/virtual locations of those components can provide powerful resolutions to the new demand. The problem lies in the comprehension and maintenance of such systems because they then have inherent uncertainty. The components combined at any given time for a solution may differ, the messages generated, sent, and/or received may differ, and the physical/virtual locations cannot be guaranteed. Trying to account for this uncertainty and to build in into analysis and comprehension tools is important for both development and maintenance activities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4521, Java/Jini Technologies, (12 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.433000
Show Author Affiliations
Claire Knight, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)
Malcolm Munro, Univ. of Durham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4521:
Java/Jini Technologies
Sudipto Ghosh, Editor(s)

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