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Skeleton implementation has been removed because this is an implementation of the base architecture, this base architecture should encompass all framework domains. Therefore, by comparing all the technical domains in a framework we already compare the skeleton implementation implicitly. At first glance, these domains appear to overlap with non-functional requirements or quality attributes. However, architecture is in essence an abstraction of the software so it is only natural they should surface when creating and abstraction of a framework that is also software. If a software system has characteristics attached to it, its only natural the architecture (abstraction from the system) also has characteristics attached to it. The key difference is that these domains will be compared on implementation level, not on an architectural level. None the less, it looks like frameworks try to make the implicit attributes more explicit. Frameworks try to make non-functional attributes more explicit.
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Anton Gerdessen, Master thesis Page 27 of 78 Horizontal domain Description Scalability [A-1] Scalability is the ability of a computer application or product to continue to function well as it (or its context) is changed in size or volume. Typically, the rescaling is to a larger size or volume. Persistency [A-2] Persistency refers to the characteristic of data that outlives the execution of the program that created it. Security [A-3] Security is the measure of the system’s ability to resist unauthorized usage while still providing its service to legitimate users. Availability [A-4] Availability is the probability that the system is operating at a specified time. Customisability [A-5] The ability and ease for software to be changed by the user. Interoperability [A-6] The ability of systems, units, or forces to provide services to and accept services from other systems, units or forces and to use the services so exchanged to enable them to operate effectively together. Performance [A-7] Performance is the degree to which a software system or component meets its objectives for timeliness. Thus, performance is any characteristic of a software product that you could, in principle, measure by sitting at the computer with a stopwatch in your hand. Separation of concerns [A-8] Separation of concerns is s the process of breaking a program into distinct features that overlap in functionality as little as possible. A concern is any piece of interest or focus in a program. Typically, concerns are synonymous with features or behaviours. Modifiability [A-9] Maintainability is the capability of the software product to be modified. Modifications may include corrections, improvements or adaptations of the software to change the environment, and in requirements and function specification Testability [A-10] The likelihood that the software will expose a failure under testing, if it is faulty and the degree to which it is easy to fulfil a given test coverage.” Figure 8: Horizontal domain list of a framework 5.7 Summary This chapter introduce a framework model on which we will base our comparison. The 10 technical domains are
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  • Winter '19
  • jollet
  • Domain-specific language, Domain-specific modeling, domain analysis, general-purpose programming language, Anton Gerdessen

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