JSEA  Vol.3 No.10 , October 2010
BOSD: Business Object Based Flexible Software Development for Enterprises
ABSTRACT
The enterprise software need adapt to new requirements from the continuous change management. The recent development methods have increased the flexibility of software. However, previous studies have ignored the stability of business object and the particular business relationships to support the software development. In this paper, a coarse-grained business object based software development, BOSD, is presented to resolve this problem. By analyzing the characteristics of variable requirement, business objects are abstracted as the separately-developed unit from business process, and are assembled to system through their relationships. The methodology of BOSD is combined with MDA (Model Driven Architecture) and implemented on the semiautomatic platform.

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nullJ. Feng, D. Zhan, L. Nie and X. Xu, "BOSD: Business Object Based Flexible Software Development for Enterprises," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 10, 2010, pp. 914-925. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.310108.
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