Mobility

Language Engineering for Mobile Software

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Executive Summary

Mobile systems offer the possibility of delivering software services that tightly match user needs, thanks to their availability right at the moment and place where they are needed, and their ability to take advantage of local resources and self-adapt to their environment of use. Alas, writing software for mobile systems is not an easy endeavour. Mobile software construction imposes a number challenges that render existing programming technology insufficient to write such software conveniently. To improve this situation, the authors have taken a language engineering approach. In this paper, they identify the main challenges encountered in mobile software construction and the requirements they rise in the design of programming languages.

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