Views: A framework for feature-based development and distribution of OO applications

Hafedh Mili, Joumana Dargham, Ali Mili

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The common view of component centered development is one where applications are constructed by assembling interacting but non-overlapping software components. We are interested in the case where components do overlap, but that may still be developed independently, and deployed and executed in a distributed fashion. In our approach, applications are constructed by independently modeling and programming the functional roles that objects may play, and composing them only on-demand during run-time. An object's response to a message depends on the views currently attached to its core instance. We first present our model of view programming, and show how it is being supported in C++. Next, we show how view programming can be used to add features to existing applications by wrapping those features into view components, which facilitates software configuration and evolution. Finally, we look at the challenges and opportunities provided by view programming to distribute components in a safe, robust, and efficient manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2000
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)0769504930
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2000 - Maui, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2000Jan 7 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605


Conference33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering

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