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Software evolution. A road map

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1 Author(s)
Sneed, H.M. ; Inst. fur Wirtschaftsinformatik, Regensburg Univ., Germany

The paper proposes that the evolution of software systems is determined by the type of application and that one must distinguish between static and dynamic applications. Static evolution can be anticipated and planned. Dynamic evolution is by nature ad hoc and must be reactive. Some degree of stability can be brought to dynamic systems by dividing them into components, based on their propensity to change. In the world of electronic commerce, evolution has become the standard mode of development

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Software Maintenance, 2001. Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on

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2001