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Beyond the Black Box: A Case Study in C to Java Conversion and Product Extensibility

Technical Note
This case study describes the experience of converting and enhancing NDBS 1.0, a programmatic library to extract private keys and digital certificates from a Netscape database written in C and Java.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2001-TN-017
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572105.v1

Abstract

This case study describes the experience of converting and enhancing NDBS 1.0 (Netscape Database Keystore), a programmatic library to extract private keys and digital certificates from a Netscape database written in C and Java. The result of this work is NDBS 2.0, a 100% Java version of NDBS 1.0 designed to support other keystores easily. NDBS 2.0 also includes write and delete capabilities, features that were not present in NDBS 1.0. The case study describes the experience of the conversion and development process, difficulties, and lessons learned.

Cite This Technical Note

Huy, P., Lewis, G., & Liu, M. (2001, August 1). Beyond the Black Box: A Case Study in C to Java Conversion and Product Extensibility. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2001-TN-017). Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572105.v1.

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author={Huy, Pisey and Lewis, Grace and Liu, Ming-hsun},
title={Beyond the Black Box: A Case Study in C to Java Conversion and Product Extensibility},
month={Aug},
year={2001},
number={CMU/SEI-2001-TN-017},
howpublished={Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library},
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Huy, Pisey, Grace Lewis, and Ming-hsun Liu. "Beyond the Black Box: A Case Study in C to Java Conversion and Product Extensibility." (CMU/SEI-2001-TN-017). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, August 1, 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572105.v1.

P. Huy, G. Lewis, and M. Liu, "Beyond the Black Box: A Case Study in C to Java Conversion and Product Extensibility," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2001-TN-017, 1-Aug-2001 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572105.v1. [Accessed: 17-Jun-2024].

Huy, Pisey, Grace Lewis, and Ming-hsun Liu. "Beyond the Black Box: A Case Study in C to Java Conversion and Product Extensibility." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2001-TN-017). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Aug. 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572105.v1. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Huy, Pisey; Lewis, Grace; & Liu, Ming-hsun. Beyond the Black Box: A Case Study in C to Java Conversion and Product Extensibility. CMU/SEI-2001-TN-017. Software Engineering Institute. 2001. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572105.v1