Framework component systems: Concepts, design heuristics, and perspectives

Wolfgang Pree, Gustav Pomberger, Franz Kapsner

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An appropriate combination of object-oriented programming concepts allows not only the development of single reusable components but also of semifinished architectures (=frameworks). The paper first discusses the concepts underlying frameworks and goes on to present design heuristics for developing such component architectures: Though design patterns are currently heralded as state-of-the-art in supporting framework development, a link between design patterns that capture and communicate proven object-oriented design and the framework development process is still missing. As pragmatic solution to this problem we introduce socalled hot spot cards to bridge the mentioned gap. These hot spot cards proved to be a valuable communication vehicle between domain experts and software engineers and thus helped to reduce the number of framework design iterations. An outlook sketches the perspectives and implications of framework technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectives of System Informatics - 2nd International Andrei Ershov Memorial Conference, Proceedings
EditorsDines Bjørner, Manfred Broy, Igor V. Pottosin
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)3540620648, 9783540620648
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event2nd International Conference on Perspectives of Systems Informatics, 1996 - Novosibirsk, Akademgorodok, Russian Federation
Duration: 25 Jun 199628 Jun 1996

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference2nd International Conference on Perspectives of Systems Informatics, 1996
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CityNovosibirsk, Akademgorodok


  • Component-based software development
  • Design patterns
  • Frameworks
  • Object-oriented design
  • Object-oriented programming
  • Software architectures
  • Software reuse

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