Generating App Product Lines in a Model-Driven Cross-Platform Development Approach

Dageförde Jan C., Reischmann Tobias, Majchrzak Tim A., Ernsting Jan


Abstract
Within software product lines (SPLs) similar software products are created based on common features. We applied this versatile approach to cross-platform app development by extending the domain-specific language (DSL) of an established model-driven development framework. The goal was to support the formulation of coherent building blocks of business use cases, referred to as workflow elements. While the former implementation already abstracted from technical details and provided the possibility to reuse low-level features, it now enables to build business apps by combining coherent, self-contained workflow elements. Providing this support on the language level facilitates reusable component-based development. In this paper, we sketch the enhanced framework’s background and discuss SPL implications for cross-platform app development. We explain in detail how language-level modularization is realized and discuss implications, limitations, and open questions.



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2016

Conference
Proceedings of the 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

Venue
Kauai, Hawaii

Start page
5803

End page
5812

Language
English

DOI