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An Architecture for Integrating Concurrency Control into Environment Frameworks

Heineman, George T.; Kaiser, Gail E.

Research in layered and componentized systems shows the benefit of dividing the responsibility of services into separate components. It is still an unresolved issue, however, how a system can be created from a set of existing (independently developed) components. This issue of integration is of immense concern to software architects since a proper solution would reduce duplicate implementation efforts and promote component reuse. In this paper we take a step towards this goal within the domain of software development environments (SDEs) by showing how to integrate an external concurrency control component, called Pern, with environment frameworks. We discuss two experiments where we integrated Pern with Oz, a multi-site, decentralized process centered environment, and Process WEAVER, a commercial process server. We introduce an architecture for retrofitting an external concurrency control component into an environment.

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Computer Science
Publisher
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Series
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-021-94
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February 3, 2012