Object structure

Title:

An investigiation of software holons- the 'adHOCS' approach

Group publication title:

Argumenta Oeconomica

Creator:

Maciaszek, Leszek

Subject and Keywords:

Complex system ; adaptive system ; holon ; holarchy ; software architecture ; composite pattern ; Aspect-Oriented Programming ; multi-agent systems ; single-subject experimental design ; software dependencies ; software metrics

Description:

Argumenta Oeconomica, 2007, No 1-2 (19), s. 125-164

Abstrakt:

This paper overviews our approach to application development using Holons, Objects, Components and Services (adHOCS) process, it explains the relevance of some modern software technologies to the adHOCS approach, and it presents a case study to measurably illustrate the adHOCS benefits. The holon abstraction – introduced by Arthur Koestler to interpret the structures and processes in living systems – is used to restrain software complexity. The adHOCS approach addresses the adaptiveness issue – namely that the software can adapt to changes and growth provided that better structuring and behavioural abstractions are used for the development and description of software systems. The paper shows that by superimposing the holon abstraction on application development methods, the resulting software systems display readily-understood structures that can accommodate the future growth while managing the underlying complexity

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Ekonomicznego we Wrocławiu

Place of publication:

Wrocław

Date:

2007

Resource Type:

artykuł

Format:

application/pdf

Language:

eng

Relation:

Argumenta Oeconomica, 2007, No 1-2 (19)

Rights:

Wszystkie prawa zastrzeżone (Copyright)

Access Rights:

Dla wszystkich w zakresie dozwolonego użytku

Location:

Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny we Wrocławiu