Flexible Software Architecture for Validation of Change Requirements

International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering
© 2024 by SSRG - IJCSE Journal
Volume 11 Issue 2
Year of Publication : 2024
Authors : Abhijeet R. Thakare, Atul O. Thakare, Omprakash W. Tembhurne, Soora Narasimha Reddy, Parag S. Deshpande

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Abhijeet R. Thakare, Atul O. Thakare, Omprakash W. Tembhurne, Soora Narasimha Reddy, Parag S. Deshpande, "Flexible Software Architecture for Validation of Change Requirements," SSRG International Journal of Computer Science and Engineering , vol. 11,  no. 2, pp. 1-13, 2024. Crossref, https://doi.org/10.14445/23488387/IJCSE-V11I2P101

Abstract:

In a dynamic environment such as government organizations validation logic is changing because of the introduction of new laws or new procedures. Since government or public organizations may be legally scrutinized, such validations are important and have to be strictly enforced. In most organizations, this change is incorporated by changing software code or by changing the underlying structure of the database. Many times, this adds a lot of cost to the software, and sometimes, it may not be possible to modify the underlying structure due to the unavailability of domain experts and technical experts. The motivation behind the work is to be able to specify the domain requirements in the form of Entity and Attributes so that any user can specify the change in validation logic in a simple way. Suppose the validation logic is expressed in some programming language that operates on relational tables. In that case, the complexity of validation logic is quite large. Also, if validation logic changes, the developer must implement that logic by writing more lines of code in the corresponding programming language, which is very cumbersome and results in a waste of man-hours. A highly skilled developer will write 100 lines of code per day (Approximately 9 Hours). To avoid this, we have proposed expressing validation logic using high-level entity attributes, a natural data representation. We provided different operators in the language that are sufficient to express validation logic. The experimentation results prove that the proposed software system facilitates expressing the validation logic using high-level entity attributes and reduces the complexity and cost of the process of updating the validation logic.

Keywords:

Entity and attributes, Validation logic, Domain requirements, Dynamic software design, Change request.

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