Software engineering for the scalable distributed applications

Maarten van Steen, Stefan van der Zijden, Henk J. Sips

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A major problem in the development of distributed applications is that one cannot assume that the environment in which the application is to operate will remain the same. This means that developers must take into account that the application should be easy to adapt, A requirement that is often formulated imprecisely is that an application should be scalable. The authors concentrate on scalability as a requirement for distributed applications, what it actually means, and how it can be taken into account during system design and implementation. They present a framework in which scalability requirements can be formulated precisely. In addition, they present an approach by which scalability can be taken into account during application development. Their approach consists of an engineering method for distributing functionality, combined with an object-based implementation framework for applying scaling techniques such as replication and caching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 22nd Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference, Compsac 1998
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0-8186-8585-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 1998
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Computer Software and Application Conference, COMPSAC 1998 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 19 Aug 199821 Aug 1998
Conference number: 22

Publication series

NameAnnual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)
ISSN (Print)0730-3157


Conference22nd International Computer Software and Application Conference, COMPSAC 1998
Abbreviated titleCOMPSAC


  • Software engineering
  • Application software
  • Scalability
  • Computer networks
  • Information systems
  • Large scale integration
  • Large-scale systems
  • Hardware
  • Operating systems
  • Computer architecture

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