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—In systems developed without aspect-oriented programming, code implementing a crosscutting concern may be spread over many different parts of a system. Identifying such code automatically could be of great help during maintenance of the system. First of all, it allows a developer to more easily find the places in the code that must be changed when the(More)
In this paper, we analyse the exception handling mechanism of a state-of-the-art industrial embedded software system. Like many systems implemented in classic programming languages, our subject system uses the popular return-code idiom for dealing with exceptions. Our goal is to evaluate the fault-proneness of this idiom, and we therefore present a(More)
In this paper we investigate factors of the testability of object-oriented software systems. The starting point is given by a study of the literature to obtain both an initial model of testability and existing OO metrics related to testability. Subsequently, these metrics are evaluated by means of two case studies of large Java systems for which JUnit test(More)
This paper describes a method for studying idioms-based implementations of crosscutting concerns, and our experiences with it in the context of a real-world, large-scale embedded software system. In particular, we analyse a seemingly simple concern, tracing, and show that it exhibits significant variability, despite the use of a prescribed idiom. We discuss(More)
The Meta-Environment is a flexible framework for language development, source code analysis and source code transformation. We highlight new features and demonstrate how the system supports key functionalities for software evolution: fact extraction, software analysis, visualization, and software transformation.
In this paper we investigate factors of the testability of object-oriented software systems. The starting point is given by a study of the literature to obtain both an initial model of testability and existing object-oriented metrics related to testability. Subsequently, these metrics are evaluated by means of five case studies of commercial and open source(More)
In this paper, we evaluate the benefits of applying aspect-oriented software development techniques in the context of a large-scale industrial embedded software system implementing a number of crosscutting concerns. Additionally , we assess the feasibility of automatically extracting these crosscutting concerns from the source code. In order to achieve(More)
—Evaluating the energy efficiency of software applications currently is an ad-hoc affair, since no practical and widely applicable model exists for this purpose. The need for such an evaluation model is pressing given the sharp increase in energy demand generated by the ICT industry. In particular, we need to get in control of our software applications(More)