Reusable Enterprise Metadata With Pattern-Based Structural Expressions

An essential part of modern enterprise software development is metadata. Mainstream metadata formats, including XML deployment descriptors and Java 5 annotations, suffer from a number of limitations that complicate the development and maintenance of enterprise applications. Their key problem is that they make it impossible to reuse metadata specifications not only across different applications but even across smaller program constructs such as classes or methods.

Provided by: Virginia Tech Topic: Software Date Added: Jan 2010 Format: PDF

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