Extracting SOA Candidate Software Services from an Organization’s Object Oriented Models

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Class diagrams and use case models are system models that are used to analyze, design and model object oriented systems. In this era of agile computing, service-oriented architecture has become increasingly popular for achieving efficient and agile business solutions that can maintain changes demanded by the business world. This paper proposes a methodology to identify services from a set of class diagrams and use case models in order to generate a service oriented model. An extensive evaluation of the generated services has shown that these services conform to the principles of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), and provide a straightforward methodology, which can reuse the valuable business logic that resides within legacy applications to migrate to SOA-based systems.

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Yousef, R. , Adwan, O. and Abushariah, M. (2014) Extracting SOA Candidate Software Services from an Organization’s Object Oriented Models. Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, 7, 770-778. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2014.79071.


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