Effective research with Moose

Modern software systems are large and complex, and to effectively understand them we need to employ a combination of analysis techniques. Moose is a reengineering environment that allows for tools integration by making a clear distinction between the meta-model and the analysis techniques. In this presentation we describe the philosophy of Moose and demonstrate how it enables an integrated, yet agile approach to reverse engineering. Furthermore, as Moose is the result of 10 years of research we also encompass the symbiotic relationship between the implementation effort and the basic research.