A Pragmatic Approach to Software Reuse

Date Added: May 2010
Format: PDF

Software reuse has become a topic of much interest in the software community due to its potential benefits, which include increased product quality and decreased product cost and schedule. The most substantial benefits derive from a product line approach, where a common set of reusable software assets act as a base for subsequent similar products in a given functional domain. The upfront investments required for software reuse are considerable, and need to be duly considered prior to attempting a software reuse initiative.