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De Schutter, Kris ; Adams, Bram

Face-off: AOP+LMP vs. legacy software

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Our presentation relates on a first attempt to see if aspect-oriented programming (AOP) can really help with the revitalisation of legacy business software. By means of four realistic case studies covering reverse engineering, restructuring and integration, we discuss the applicability of the aspect-oriented paradigm in the context of two major programming languages for such environments: Cobol and C. For each case, we consider both advantages and disadvantages.

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  author =	{Kris De Schutter and Bram Adams},
  title =	{Face-off: AOP+LMP vs. legacy software},
  booktitle =	{Aspects For Legacy Applications},
  year =	{2007},
  editor =	{Siobh{\'a}n Clarke and Leon Moonen and Ganesan Ramalingam },
  number =	{06302},
  series =	{Dagstuhl Seminar Proceedings},
  ISSN =	{1862-4405},
  publisher =	{Internationales Begegnungs- und Forschungszentrum f{\"u}r Informatik (IBFI), Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  annote =	{Keywords: AOP, legacy software, reverse-engineering, re-engineering, Cobol, C}

Keywords: AOP, legacy software, reverse-engineering, re-engineering, Cobol, C
Seminar: 06302 - Aspects For Legacy Applications
Issue Date: 2007
Date of publication: 08.02.2007

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