Construction and Evolution of Code Generators

A Model-Driven and Service-Oriented Approach

  • Sven Jörges

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7747)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Motivation and Fundamentals

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Genesys Framework and Case Studies

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      Pages 73-73
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  4. Conclusions and Future Work

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      Pages 205-205
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  5. Back Matter

About this book


Automatic code generation is an essential cornerstone of model-driven approaches to software development. Currently, lots of techniques are available that support the specification and implementation of code generators, such as engines based on templates or rule-based transformations. All those techniques have in common that code generators are either directly programmed or described by means of textual specifications. This monograph presents Genesys, a general approach, which advocates the graphical development of code generators for arbitrary source and target languages, on the basis of models and services. In particular, it is designed to support incremental language development on arbitrary metalevels. The use of models allows building code generators in a truly platform-independent and domain-specific way. Furthermore, models are amenable to formal verification methods such as model checking, which increase the reliability and robustness of the code generators. Services enable the reuse and integration of existing code generation frameworks and tools regardless of their complexity, and at the same time manifest as easy-to-use building blocks which facilitate agile development through quick interchangeability. Both, models and services, are reusable and thus form a growing repository for the fast creation and evolution of code generators.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Sven Jörges
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTechnische Universität DortmundDortmundGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-36126-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-36127-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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