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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2012 | Volume: 12 | Issue: 21 | Page No.: 2182-2194
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.2182.2194
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An Aspectual UML Modelling Tool

Aws A. Magableh, Zarina Shukur and Noorazean Mohd. Ali

The aspect-orientation is a complement for object-orientation. Thus, it would be logical to investigate the adaptability of UML to aspect-orientation. This research focuses on investigating the Aspect-Oriented UML (AOUML) approaches for understanding the benefits of a comprehensive framework for AOUML. Based on this study’s review, it is evident that, of late, the complexity and size of systems have grown up, which accumulatively have led to the manifestation of new concerns. Moreover, these new concerns have cut-cross other concerns and core classes in the system by its nature. Due to this fact, the concept of Advance Separation of Concerns (ASoC) has been put on the table of discussions and the need for an approach to model and represent these crosscutting concerns (Aspect), which is responsible for producing, spreading and tangling representation throughout the development life cycle, is vital. A proper databases have been searched using the suitable keywords, which match this research questions as recommended by systematic review process; this research has collected 468 studies and screened them to minimize the number of studies to 73, which are more appropriate and directly related for this present study. The general scope of this research is to model aspect (crosscutting concerns) using standard UML diagrams 2.4.1 (latest edition). UML behavioural and structural diagrams have been implemented on the top of object-orientation concepts, it has not been meant to be used to model aspect-orientation. Thus, this research has proposed a complete tailored framework that represents aspect’s constructs using all UML diagrams. The objective of this position study is to investigate the aspectual UML modelling tool which is currently being designed and implemented.
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Aws A. Magableh, Zarina Shukur and Noorazean Mohd. Ali, 2012. An Aspectual UML Modelling Tool. Journal of Applied Sciences, 12: 2182-2194.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2012.2182.2194






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