Research directions in software composition
- ISSN: 03600300
- DOI: 10.1145/210376.210389
It Software composition refers to the construction of software applications from components that implement abstractions pertaining to a particular problem domain. Raising the level of abstraction is a time-honored way of dealing with complexity, but the real benefit of composable software systems lies in their increased it flexibility: a system built from components should be easy to recompose to address new requirements. A certain amount of success has been achieved in some well-understood application domains, as witnessed by the popularity of user-interface toolkits, fourth generation languages and application generators. But how can we generalize this?