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Strategies and techniques: Reusable artifacts for the construction of database management systems

  • Andreas Geppert
  • Klaus R. Dittrich
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 932)

Abstract

Abstraction, selection, and integration of reusable artifacts are still open problems in reuse-based software construction. We investigate how these problems can be solved for one sample domain of system software: database management systems. We propose dimensions for functional subdomains where different design choices are to be made. Strategies are the design choices for dimensions; their application leads to refined architectures and designs. Moreover, they are used to control the integrity of designs. Techniques are classes in the sense of object-oriented programming and implement combinations of strategies; they are reused during subsystem implementation. Through the various levels of abstraction, a designer/implementor of a database management system is guided towards reusable artifacts in all phases of a construction process.

Keywords

software reuse DBMS-construction system design and specification 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Geppert
    • 1
  • Klaus R. Dittrich
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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