Patent Number: 6,167,563

Title: Method and system for building components in a framework useful in developing integrated business-centric applications

Abstract: The method and system of the present invention solves the problems of the prior art by creating several components to detect and correct an out of date component. A component is considered out of date if one of the constituent files is newer than the components. At that point a build of the component is in order. A component dependent on another is considered out of date if the public interfaces to the component change. The interfaces of the dependent component do not necessarily have to be used by the component in question to affect the build situation. A component is considered up to date if all constituent files have a time stamp earlier than the component and no dependent components have changed their interfaces. Each of the components involved will act upon one of the situations to determine if a build should be done.

Inventors: Fontana; James Albert (Mission Viejo, CA), Pitchford; Anthony Reginald (Mission Viejo, CA), Skinner; Steven George (Trabuco Canyon, CA), Stefaniak; Joseph Peter (San Clemente, CA)

Assignee: Unisys Corporation

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 009/44 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017