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Service Oriented Architecture for a Software Traceability System

Muvuti, Fadzai and Mbamwabi Ntheye Lungu (2004) Service Oriented Architecture for a Software Traceability System. Technical Report CS04-14-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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In order to improve software development and keep up with the fast pace of business, standards and methodologies for determining and endorsing effective software development processes have been introduced and put into effect on software projects. Accordingly, many tools that interpret these standards and methodologies have been developed and employed. Although there is active development and research in the area of requirements traceability, the desired level of acceptance has not been achieved, and the most widely reported reason for this in the industry, is that of: ‘poor and immature integration technology’. This has resulted in existing tools often suffering problems due to poor integration and inflexibility with other technologies, which undermines the usefulness, usability and longevity of the Requirements Traceability provided by these tools. The panacea, at least in the confines of this project, is to employ a new technology: ’Web Services’ as the underlying framework, to address these problems. The motivation for employing the web services architecture for this project is to allow personalized customization of a traceability solution, hence providing a ubiquitous software development process that incorporates standards as well as software engineering industry best practices.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
ID Code:189
Deposited By:lungu, ntheye
Deposited On:26 October 2004