Teaching Software Architecture Concepts with HUSACCT

Authors Christian Köppe, Leo Pruijt
Publication date 26 October 2015
Type Lecture


Author supplied: Teaching software architecture (SA) in a bachelor computer science curriculum can be challenging, as the concepts are on a high abstraction level and not easy to grasp for students. Good techniques and tools that help with addressing the challenging SA aspects in a didactically responsible way are needed. In this tool demo we show how we used the software architecture compliance checking tool HUSACCT for addressing various concepts of SA in our courses on software architecture. The students were introduced to architectural reconstruction and architecture compliance checking, which helped them to gain important insights in aspects such as the relation between architectural models and code and the specification of dependency relations between architecture elements as concrete rules.

Language English
Key words Software Architecture, Education, Architecture Reconstruction, Architecture Conformance