WIT Press


Software Re-use Assessment For Quality

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SQM940512

Volume

9

Pages

9

Published

1994

Size

653 kb

Author(s)

M. Ramachandran

Abstract

Software re-use assessment for quality M. Ramachandran School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Jo/m Moores C/mrerszZ?/, ABSTRACT Reuse of software components can improve software quality and productivity significantly. This paper mainly concentrates on our approach to reuse assessment, which is a process of identifying and assessing the characteristics of a reusable component based on a set of well-defined reuse guidelines. This paper also proposes a scheme for measuring reuse potential. These techniques have been successfully demonstrated and guidelines are partially automated by a prototype tool called Reuse AnalyseR and Enhancer (RARE) which takes existing components and checks against a set of criteria, provides reuse advice and analysis, and generates assessment reports, and components that are improved for reuse. INTRODUCTION Software reuse has promised to improve software productivity and quality, and maintenance of software systems. Existing approaches hav

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