How My Favorite Tool Supporting OCL Must Look Like

  • At this time, to decide on which tool supporting OCL to use, is a difficult task. This is influenced by a number of objective factors, including: the user’s needs, knowledge of existing tools, knowledge of the Object Constraint Language and of the various possibilities of using it. Today, each tool maker states about implementing new features compared with the existent tools; moreover, different tools return different results when evaluating identical OCL specifications in the same context. A reAt this time, to decide on which tool supporting OCL to use, is a difficult task. This is influenced by a number of objective factors, including: the user’s needs, knowledge of existing tools, knowledge of the Object Constraint Language and of the various possibilities of using it. Today, each tool maker states about implementing new features compared with the existent tools; moreover, different tools return different results when evaluating identical OCL specifications in the same context. A reason of this state of facts is due to the concepts which are incomplete or ambiguous specified in the standard. Therefore, before describing the criteria proposed for assessing tools supporting OCL, the following topics are examined: features that distinguish OCL within the modeling languages family, some aspects incomplet or ambiguous described in the OCL specification, main functionalities that a tool supporting OCL should implement, the universe of tools supporting OCL. In the end, five representative tools are characterized with respect to the functionalities proposed to be implemented by an ideal tool.show moreshow less

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Metadaten
Author: Dan Ioan Chiorean, Vladiela Petrascu, Dragos Petrascu
URN:urn:nbn:de:kobv:83-opus-30895
ISBN:1863-2122
Series (Serial Number):Electronic Communications of the EASST- ECEASST (15/05)
Document Type:Wissenschaftlicher Artikel, Postprint
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/06/21
Release Date:2011/06/21
Tag:MDA; OCL; modeling languages; tools supporting OCL; undefined values in OCL
MDA; OCL; modeling languages; tools supporting OCL; undefined values in OCL
Source:http://journal.ub.tu-berlin.de/eceasst/article/view/180/
Institutes:Institut für Softwaretechnik und Theoretische Informatik
Dewey Decimal Classification:004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Collection:Volume 15 (2008): OCL Concepts and Tools 2008
Licence (German):License Logo CC BY-NC-SA: Creative Commons-Lizenz: Namensnennung, nicht kommerziell, Weitergabe zu gleichen Bedingungen