Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Reuse: Model-Based Reuse Characterization Schemes
MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES
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Reuse of products, processes and related knowledge will be the key to enable the software industry to achieve the dramatic improvement in productivity and quality required to satisfy the anticipated growing demands. We need a comprehensive framework of models and model-based characterization schemes for better understanding, evaluating, and planning all aspects of reuse. In this paper we define requirements for comprehensive reuse models and related characterization schemes, assess state-of-the-art reuse characterization schemes relative to these requirements and motivate the need for more comprehensive reuse characterization schemes. We introduce a characterization scheme based upon a general reuse model, apply it and discuss its benefits, and suggest a model for integrating reuse into software development.
- Computer Programming and Software