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—Software architecture conformance is a key software quality control activity that aims to reveal the progressive gap normally observed between concrete and planned software architectures. In this paper, we present ArchLint, a lightweight approach for architecture conformance based on a combination of static and historical source code analysis. For this… (More)
—Software systems usually follow many programming rules prescribed in an architectural model. However, developers frequently violate these rules, introducing architectural drifts in the source code. In this paper, we present a data mining approach for architecture conformance based on a combination of static and historical software analysis. For this… (More)
Software architecture conformance is a key software quality control activity that aims to reveal the progressive gap normally observed between concrete and planned software architectures. However, formally specifying an architecture can be difficult, as it must be done by an expert of the system having a high level understanding of it. In this paper, we… (More)
This paper documents a time series dataset on the evolution of seventeen object-oriented metrics extracted from ten open- source systems. By making this dataset public our goal is to assist researchers with interest in software evolution analysis and modeling.
Despite the relevance of the software evolution phase, there are few characterization studies on recurrent evolution growth patterns and on their impact on software properties, such as coupling and cohesion. In this paper, we report a study designed to investigate whether the software evolution categories proposed by Lanza can be used to explain not only… (More)
Software engineers often rely on communication mid-dleware platforms to design and implement distributed systems. However, middleware functionality is usually invasive, pervasive and tangled with business-specific concerns. In this paper, we describe an aspect-oriented distributed programming system that encapsulates mid-dleware services provided by Java… (More)