Component Deployment: IFIP/ACM Working Conference, CD 2002, Berlin, Germany, June 20-21, 2002, Proceedings

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Judith Bishop
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 14, 2002 - Computers - 276 pages
Deployment is the act of taking components and readying them for productive use. There may be steps following deployment, such as installation or m- agement related functions, but all decisions about how to con?gure and c- pose/assemble a component are made at the deployment stage. This is therefore the one opportunity in the software lifecycle to bridge the gap between what the component developer couldn’t know about the deployment environment and what the environment’s developer couldn’t know about the open set of depl- able components. It is not surprising that deployment as a dedicated step gains importance when addressing issues of system-wide qualities, such as coping with constrained resources or preparing for component adaptation and system evolution. Yet, component deployment is still a discipline in its infancy: it became mainstream practice only in the mid 1990s. Much of the best practice impulse originated in products like Microsoft’s Transaction Server and its approach to attribute-based programming and later products like Enterprise JavaBeans and now the Corba Component Model. All these address the speci?c needs of enterprise appli- tion servers. However, the potential of the deployment concept goes far beyond this. Deployment can and should touch e?ectively all truly component-based solutions. The proceedings of Component Deployment 2002 represent a good cro- section of the gamut of deployment issues. From customization to address - source constraints to recon?guration of deployed systems and from architecture to design to languages, the avid reader will ?nd some contribution.
 

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Contents

An Environment for Building Customizable Software Components
1
A ContractBased Approach of ResourceConstrained Software Deployment
15
ArchitectureLevel Support for Software Component Deployment in Resource Constrained Environments
31
Evolution of Distributed Java Programs
51
Reconfiguration in the Enterprise JavaBean Component Model
67
A Component Framework for Dynamic Reconfiguration of Distributed Systems
82
Software Deployment Using Mobile Agents
97
Packaging Predictable Assembly
108
ScenarioBased Connector Optimization
170
Adapting Components with Mismatching Behaviours
185
A Component Model for Field Devices
200
A Translation System for Enabling Flexible and Efficient Deployment of QoSAware Applications in Ubiquitous Environments
210
An Infrastructure for CORBA Component Replication
222
Modelling Transactional Contexts
233
Software Component and Service Deployment in Computational Grids
244
Model Notation and Tools for Verification of ProtocolBased Components Assembly
257

Dynamic Replacement of Active Objects in the Gilgul Programming Language
125
Beyond Generic Component Parameters
141
CC4J Code Coverage for Java
155

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