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Java-centered Translator-based Multi-paradigm Software Development Environment
Xiaohong (Sophie) Wang
Pages - 32 - 39     |    Revised - 15-03-2012     |    Published - 16-04-2012
Volume - 3   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - April 2012  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Software Development Environment, Translator, Multi-paradigm
ABSTRACT
This research explores the use of a translator-based multi-paradigm programming method to develop high quality software. With Java as the target language, an integrated software development environment is built to allow different parts of software implemented in Lisp, Prolog, and Java respectively. Two open source translators named PrologCafe and Linj are used to translate Prolog and Lisp program into Java classes. In the end, the generated Java classes are compiled and linked into one executable program. To demonstrate the functionalities of this integrated multi-paradigm environment, a calculator application is developed. Our study has demonstrated that a centralized translator-based multi-paradigm software development environment has great potential for improving software quality and the productivity of software developers. The key to the successful adoption of this approach in large software development depends on the compatibility among the translators and seamless integration of generated codes.
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Dr. Xiaohong (Sophie) Wang
Salisbury University - United States of America
xswang@salisbury.edu