Accession Number : ADA289928

Title :   Replacing the Message Service Component In an Integration Framework.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA SOFTWARE ENGINEERING INST

Personal Author(s) : Zarrella, Paul F. ; Brown, Alan W.

PDF Url : ADA289928

Report Date : OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : In an on-going set of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) tool integration experiments being conducted by the CASE Environments Project, we have integrated a set of CASE tools using a combination of data integration mechanisms (PCTE Object Management System (OMS) and UNIX file system) and control integration mechanisms (Broadcast Message Server (B MS) of HP SoftBench). One of the key issues addressed in our work is the extent to which the integration of CASE tools can be independent of particular integration framework technology products. This report describes a task to examine interoperability aspects of the control integration component of the integration framework. The major conclusion from our work is that it is possible to integrate CASE tools using a message-passing approach that is independent of the integration framework product used. This report describes the activities an organization must undertake to integrate CASE tools in order to ensure the interopration of message-passing integration products. The report also includes a set of lessons learned concerning the experiments we carried out.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, *MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, *MESSAGE PROCESSING, SCENARIOS, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ENVIRONMENTS, LESSONS LEARNED, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DATA MANAGEMENT, TOOLS, INTEROPERABILITY, INTERFACES, RADIO BROADCASTING, INTEGRATION, COMPUTER FILES, OFF THE SHELF EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE