MDM-Based Software Modularization by Analysing Inter-Project Dependencies
13th International DSM Conference Cambridge, MA, USA 2011.
In this paper we explore the possibilities of improving software architecture by eliminating interproject dependencies and extracting subprojects into plugins. A new approach is proposed to improve the modularization process and to support software architects to reach better decisions on how to reorganize the software system and to get loosely connected architecture in a way that the subprojects of the system are extracted into standalone plug-ins. This method is using the MDM model and has been implemented in software called LOOMEO as a standalone plugin to illustrate its applicability. As a case study we used the software LOOMEO itself to proof our concept. This method provides a solid framework for improving the refactoring process in multi-project environment.