The Reverse Engineering of a Web Application Struts Based in the ADM Approach
Keywords:Architecture-Driven Modernization, Reverse engineering, Unified Modelling Language (UML), Model‘s transformation, Knowledge Discovery Metamodel (KDM), Modsico
Since web technologies are constantly evolving, the adaptation of legacy web applications to new paradigms such as rich internet applications (RIAs) is become a necessity. In such tendencies, we notice that several web leaders has already migrated their web applications to RIAs. However, it faces many challenges due to the variety of frameworks. Nevertheless, and in order to facilitate the process of migration, it would be ideal to use tools that could help automatically generate or ease the generation of UML (Unified Modeling Language) models from legacy web application. In this context, novel technical frameworks used for information integration and migration processes such as Architecture-Driven Modernization Task Force (ADMTF) were fashioned to describe specifications and promote industry accord on the modernization of existing applications. In this paper, we propose a process for migrating application from Struts to UML model using ADM standards and MoDisco. We then present a case study as an example illustrating the different steps of the proposed process. We then validated the proposition within Eclipse Modelling Framework since a number of its tools and run-time environments are indeed aligned with ADM standards.
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