Software libraries, typically accessible through Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), enhance modularity and reduce development time. Nevertheless, their use reinforces system dependency on third-party software. When libraries become obsolete or their APIs change, performing the necessary modifications to dependent systems, can be time-consuming, labour intensive and error-prone. In this paper, we propose a methodology that reduces the effort developers must spend to mitigate library obsolescence. We describe the steps comprising the methodology, i.e., source code analysis, visualisation of hot areas, code-based transformation, and verification of the modified system. Also, we present some preliminary results and describe our plan for developing a fully automated software modernisation approach.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution, WAPI 2018|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Jun 2018|
|Event||ACM/IEEE 2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution, WAPI 2018, co-located with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden|
Duration: 2 Jun 2018 → …
|Conference||ACM/IEEE 2nd International Workshop on API Usage and Evolution, WAPI 2018, co-located with the 40th International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2018|
|Period||2/06/18 → …|
Bibliographical note© 2018 Association for Computing Machinery. This is an author-produced version of the published paper. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher’s self-archiving policy. Further copying may not be permitted; contact the publisher for details.
- application programming interfaces
- Library evolution
- Software libraries
- Software modernization