PAMOJA: A component framework for grammar-aware engineering
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PAMOJA is a Java-based component framework for Grammar-Aware Engineering (GAE) in an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The PAMOJA system is being developed to explore the possibility of Component-Based Software Development (CBSD) in the grammarware field. Our main goal is to develop a coherent set of small GAE components, where each component is dedicated to a single well-defined task. The components should fit into a general-purpose framework like NetBeans or Eclipse and it should be possible to manipulate them inside the IDE just like any other component. This paper describes the PAMOJA architecture supporting this development style. We illustrate its use with the aid of examples, and present a case of composing new components at a higher level from the existing GAE components. For this case, we use a hybrid text/structure editor application as an example. This case study serves as a proof of concept of our approach.