Patent Number: 6,167,564

Title: Software system development framework

Abstract: A system and method in a computer system for integrating software development tools and applications into the computer system in order to build, deploy and maintain enterprise business process applications in a heterogeneous development framework. Integration of the applications and software development tools are achieved through integration of the key elements of the computer system which are business models, domain models and components. In the process of integration the origin of a first newly developed/modified/existing business model is traced to a first newly developed/modified/existing domain model and these models are linked together. Next, the constituent components of a second newly developed/modified/existing domain model are traced to a newly developed/modified/existing set of components created and linked together. The system also involves recovery of constituent components from a newly developed/modified/existing system in a first heterogeneous environment and those constituent components are reconstructed into usable components inside a third newly developed/modified/existing domain model and are linked together. The process also involves recovery of a fourth newly developed/modified/existing domain model from a second heterogeneous environment and linking it to a second newly developed/modified/existing business model.

Inventors: Fontana; James Albert (Mission Viejo, CA), Iyengar; Sridhar Srinivasa (Irvine, CA), Pitchford; Anthony Reginald (Mission Viejo, CA), Smith; Norman Roy (Lake Forest, CA), Tolbert; Douglas Marshall (Newport Beach, CA)

Assignee: Unisys Corp.

International Classification: G06F 9/44 (20060101); G06F 009/45 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017