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With start up time we mean the time when the

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operating system. With start-up time, we mean the time when the application is started. For example in the Apache HTTP server [Aph07], configuration files can be changed to configure which modules to load etc. Changes here can range from setting GUI parameters like the default background colour to loading new modules for the application.
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Anton Gerdessen, Master thesis Page 19 of 78 More bound times can be named like deploy time, link time etc, but for the difference between modifiability and customisability these times have no influence. We can see that there is some overlap between modifiability and customisability. This is something which cannot be avoided. Another way to look at customisability and modifiability is the following. Modifiability can be seen as changing the implementation of a specific functionality (features) in the code, this can even be interface changes. This view strengthen are view that modifiability is changes in source code. Customisability can than be seen extending upon the already present functionality, these wont be interface changes. This is where we see the overlapping area because these changes can also be caused by source code changes. For the remainder of this thesis however, we will hold to the definition that modifiability are changes in source code and customisability changes without changing source code. The difference between customisability and modifiability is the point in time at which the change of feature is bound. 4.1.2 Customisability and modifiability defined From the previous, we can derive that customisability is: Customisability is changing features or the behaviour of features without changing the source code. While modifiability is: Modifiability is changing features or the behaviour of features by changing the source code. 4.2 Customisability The following section will discuss the literature used to form the method to compare the customisability domains. 4.2.1 Application customisation versus framework customization We emphasise that there is a difference between customising the framework and customising the resulting application. A customization to the resulting application can be the creation of a new template and using this in the applications, the application is changed in terms of feature behaviour, and the look has changed for example. However, this is not customization of the framework . A customization of the framework would for example be a change in the elements the template engine handles. A new element or a change in elements, this is framework customization. Another example is setting the transaction start point with declarative AOP for example; this is customizing the application, not a customization of the framework . A customization of the framework would be the type of transaction management used.
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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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