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Software reclamation

Garnett, E. S. and Mariani, J. A. (1990) Software reclamation. Software Engineering Journal, 5 (3). pp. 185-191. ISSN 0268-6961

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Abstract

One of the major barriers to the introduction of reuse technology into the software development process is the absence of large repositories of reusable components from which manufacturers can build new generations of systems [1,2]. Owing to the tremendous investment that has been made in developing systems, companies use an evolutionary approach to software development whereby the old software development whereby the old version becomes the basis of the next generation. Owing to such costs, companies are understandably reluctant to develop completely new versions from scratch. If software reusability is to emerge as a discipline, then some mechanism whereby components are reclaimed from existing systems and transformed according to reuse cirteria must be found. This paper discusses an approach designed to reclaim software components from existing systems and transform them into objects, which we contend are inherently more reusable.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Software Engineering Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: software reusability ; reusable components ; software reclamation ; reuse criteria ; reuse technology ; evolutionary approach ; software development process ; old version
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications
ID Code: 57184
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Sep 2012 18:23
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2014 12:03
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57184

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