Chapter 7. Hints and guidelines for the framework development and adaptation process[1]

[1] Chapter written with Timothy B. Brown and Alessandro Pasetti of the Software Research Laboratory (headed by Wolfgang Pree) at the University of Constance, Germany.

This chapter focuses on the framework development and adaptation process and presents a number of methodological concepts that are intended to assist in the design, development, and adaptation of frameworks. One objective of the chapter is to show that, although they can certainly benefit from the use of traditional concepts, frameworks have new needs that require the introduction of new methodological tools and concepts.

The chapter starts with the presentation of the cluster cycle process model ...

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