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.
|Title of host publication||Migrating Legacy Applications|
|Subtitle of host publication||Challenges in Service Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing Environments|
|Editors||A. D. Ionita, M. Litoiu, G. Lewis|
|Number of pages||31|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2012|