Accession Number:

ADA159386

Title:

Cognitive Issues in Software Reuse.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

Vast resources are invested in the construction of software. Reuse of software offers potential savings in the construction of new software systems. From the perspective of cognitive science, current proposals for software reuse are depicted. This thesis starts with a cognitive analysis of programming behavior human thought processes. The aspects of cognitive behavior related to program comprehension, the notions of knowledge domain, knowledge acquisition and reconstruction and memory mechanisms are discussed. The definition of software reusability is presented and methods to achieve reuse are discussed. The software development model called DRACO is presented and its concepts are related to software reuse and reconstruction. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE