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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 16

Position Papers of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

A Model-Driven Approach to Microservice Software Architecture Establishment

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2018F370

Citation: Position Papers of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 16, pages 7380 ()

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Abstract. In this positional paper we propose a model-driven approach which addresses challenges related to modeling, development and deployment of software applications that follow the microservice architecture (MSA) design principles. We argue in favor of a model-driven tool which can be used to resolve challenges from the MSA establishment domain by providing a domain-specific language for MSA modeling and code generators for producing: (i) program and configuration code for MSA implementation; and (ii) program procedures for MSA building, packaging and installation. We give a brief description of two approaches to software application development which emerged in the last decade: the monolithic architecture approach and the MSA approach. We focus on challenges related to MSA establishment and argue that our model-driven approach could be suitable for their resolution. We also propose a plan of research activities aimed at improving our approach and which will lead to the final implementation of a model-driven tool to support such an approach.


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