Software Reuse

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Charles W. Krueger provides a survey in the ACM Computing Surveys 24(2):131-183, June 1992.

Software reuse is the process of creating software systems from existing software rather than building software systems from scratch.

He analyzes software reuse technologies according to four dimensions:

  • Abstraction -- making a piece of softare reusable in a wider context
  • Selection -- finding the required component
  • ProgramSpecialization -- mechanisms for configuring assets to specific requirements
  • Integration -- a framework is needed to ensure that components can talk to each other.

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