Legacy to SOA Evolution: A Systematic Literature Review

Ravi Khadka, Amir M. Saeidi, Andrei Idu, Jurriaan Hage, Slinger Jansen

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In the last decade, there have been significant developments in legacy to SOA evolution, and that has resulted in a large research body of which there exists no comprehensive overview. This chapter provides a historic overview, focusing on the methods and techniques used in legacy to SOA evolution. The authors conducted a systematic literature review to collect legacy to SOA evolution approaches reported from 2000 to August 2011. To this end, 121 primary studies were found and evaluated using an evaluation framework, which was developed from three evolution and modernization methods widely used in the software re-engineering domain. The evaluation constitutes the inventory of current research approaches and methods and techniques used in legacy to SOA evolution. The result of the SLR also identifies current research issues in legacy to SOA evolution and provides future research directions to address those research issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMigrating Legacy Applications
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges in Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing Environments
EditorsA. D. Ionita, M. Litoiu, G. Lewis
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781466624894
ISBN (Print)9781466624887
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012


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