Accession Number:

ADA222498

Title:

Towards a Comprehensive Framework for Reuse: Model-Based Reuse Characterization Schemes

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK INST FOR ADVANCED COMPUTER STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE