Multi-Project Software Engineering: An Example

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In this paper authors present an approach for developers to benefit from multi-project software knowledge. As authors show in this paper, this can be achieved by gathering information about how numerous software projects are being built, and about the interrelation of the modules within the projects. Compared to approaches that only monitor a single project, the contribution of the approach is that it not only supports the reuse of isolated software modules or libraries but also the knowledge surrounding the code and individual projects. For instance, if a component is replaced with another probably better implementation within a project, this knowledge can be shared with all relevant projects.