A database evolution approach for object-oriented databases

Rashid, Awais (2001) A database evolution approach for object-oriented databases. In: Software Maintenance, 2001. Proceedings. IEEE International Conference on. IEEE Computer Society, Washington, DC, USA, pp. 561-564. ISBN 0-7695-1189-9

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The paper describes a composite evolution approach which integrates the evolution of the various types of entities in an object-oriented database into one model. The approach provides maintainers with a coherent and comprehensible view of the system and at the same time maintains change histories at a fine granularity. Links among meta-objects are implemented using dynamic relationships which are semantic constructs and first-class objects. Referential integrity is maintained by the relationships architecture reducing the evolution complexity at the meta-object level. A customisable and exchangeable instance adaptation approach is proposed. The approach is based on separating the instance adaptation code from class versions using aspects, abstractions used in Aspect-Oriented Programming to localise crosscutting concerns. A high level object-oriented model offering transparent access to the proposed evolution functionality is provided.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qa75
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57537
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 15 Oct 2012 09:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 03:20
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57537

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