A Domain Engineering Approach to Increase Productivity in the Development of a Service for Changes Notification of the Configuration Management Database

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This paper presents a domain engineering approach to build a software product line that supports the change notification service in a Configuration Management Database (CMDB) according to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices. For the development of this product line, the proposed approach makes use of a construction of products methodology by analogy: this is a new notation which reports the variability of the products, obtaining metrics as important as the number of products and uses a language that enables, by means of the flexibilization of a product and the development of some generators, to build the rest of the product line. In addition the paper offers a standard for the analysis and design of the CMDB as well. Finally, the paper presents an economic model for the product line, where the profitability and productivity of the proposed solution are analyzed.

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J.R. Coz-Fernandez, R. Heradio-Gil, D. Fernandez-Amoros and J. Cerrada-Somolinos, "A Domain Engineering Approach to Increase Productivity in the Development of a Service for Changes Notification of the Configuration Management Database," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 6 No. 4, 2013, pp. 207-220. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2013.64026.


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