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Empir Software Eng DOI 10.1007/s10664-011-9158-8

Summary: Empir Software Eng
DOI 10.1007/s10664-011-9158-8
A practice-driven systematic review of dependency
analysis solutions
Trosky B. Callo Arias Pieter van der Spek
Paris Avgeriou
The Author(s) 2011. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com
Editors: Muhammad Ali Babar, Arie van Deursen, and Patricia Lago
Abstract When following architecture-driven strategies to develop large software-
intensive systems, the analysis of the dependencies is not an easy task. In this
paper, we report a systematic literature review on dependency analysis solutions. De-
pendency analysis concerns making dependencies due to interconnections between
programs or system components explicit. The review is practice-driven because its re-
search questions, execution, and reporting were influenced by the practice of a group
of software architects at Philips Healthcare MRI. The review results in an overview
and assessment of the state-of-the-art and applicability of dependency analysis. The
overview provides insights about definitions related to dependency analysis, the sort
of development activities that need dependency analysis, and the classification and
description of a number of dependency analysis solutions. The contribution of this
paper is for both practitioners and researchers. They can take it as a reference to


Source: Avgeriou, Paris - Institute for Mathematics and Computing Science, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences