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phpModeler - a web model extractor

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Conference/Workshop Paper


International Conference on Automated Software Engineering - ASE 2009


This paper presents phpModeler, a tool for reverse engineering of legacy php web applications that generates static UML diagrams showing resources the current web page is using, its functions and dependencies it has on other web pages. Once the models describing individual web pages have been generated, phpModeler can analyze them and generate dependency models that for each entity in every page model show all entities dependent on it. phpModeler can also be used to highlight the difference between page models – a feature that, when combined with a SVN repository shows the way how the current web page has evolved over time. phpModeler is a plugin for the Eclipse IDE.


author = {Josip Maras and Ivica Crnkovic},
title = {phpModeler - a web model extractor},
month = {November},
year = {2009},
booktitle = {International Conference on Automated Software Engineering - ASE 2009},
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