Comprehension and Maintenance of Large Scale Multi-Language Software Applications: Open Issues and Challenges
During the last decade, the number of software applications that have been deployed as a collection of components implemented in different programming languages and paradigms has increased considerably. When such applications are maintained, traditional program comprehension and reengineering techniques may not be adequate. In this context, this working session aims to stimulate discussion around key issues relating to the comprehension, reengineering, and maintenance of multi-language software applications. Such issues include, but are not limited to, the formalization, management, exploration, and presentation of multi-language program dependencies, as well as the development of practical toolsets for automating and easing the comprehension and maintenance of multi-language software.
Proceedings of the 22nd international IEEE Conference on Software Maintenance. (P. Linos, with K. Kontogiannis and K. Wong) "Comprehension and Maintenance of Large Scale Multi-Language Software Applications: Open Issues and Challenges. Philadelphia, Sept. 2006