A Platform for the automated provisioning of architecture information for large-scale service-oriented software systems

Authors Georg Buchgeher
Rainer Weinreich
Heinz Huber
Editors Carlos E. Cuesta
David Garlan
Jennifer Pérez
Title A Platform for the automated provisioning of architecture information for large-scale service-oriented software systems
Booktitle Software Architecture - Proc. ECSA 2018
Type in proceedings
Publisher Springer
Series Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume 11048
ISBN 978-3-030-00760-7
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-00761-4_14
Month September
Year 2018
Pages 203-218
SCCH ID# 18043
Abstract

Providing valid architecture information to stakeholders remains a challenge, as the effort required for documenting and maintaining this information over a longer period of time is very high. Automatically and continuously extracting architecture information from the system implementation makes it possible to document and keep architecture information up-to-date. In large software systems, architecture extraction has to deal with the continuous and efficient extraction of architectural information from very large code bases. In cooperation with a company from the financial sector, we have developed over several years a platform for the automatic extraction and provision of architectural information for large-scale service-oriented software systems. The platform was evaluated in a real industrial environment. The results of this evaluation show that it can provide up-to-date architectural information for large code bases on a daily basis. It also provides information on the trustworthiness of the extracted information and how it can be improved.