Architectural Styles for Early Goal-driven Middleware Platform Selection

Giesecke, Simon (2008) Architectural Styles for Early Goal-driven Middleware Platform Selection (Doctoral thesis/PhD), University of Oldenburg, Oldenburg, 278 pp


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The selection of a suitable middleware platform is a critical task in developing modern software systems. It is critical to fulfil the system's quality requirements, e. g. availability. A systematic selection should be done as early as possible within a development project, i. e. on the architectural level. Up to now no adequate method for selecting a middleware product exists, thus often ad-hoc decisions are made. As a solution to this problem, this dissertation proposes the MidArch Method based on a pre-study of usages of architectural styles. The method is based on modelling middleware platforms by middlewareoriented architectural styles, evaluating candidate architectures that conform to these styles, as well as mapping these evaluations to the platform level. Two case studies using industial systems are presented. Furthermore, the thesis contains contributions in the areas of software architecture foundations and the definition of architectural styles and patterns.

Document Type: Thesis (Doctoral thesis/PhD)
Thesis Advisors: Hasselbring, Wilhelm
Keywords: Architectural Style
Research affiliation: Kiel University > Software Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2012 08:23
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2013 14:01

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