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Identifying domain-specific reusable components from existing OO systems to support product line migration
|Graaf, B.; O'Brien, Liam; Capilla, Rafael:|
First International Workshop on Reengineering towards Product Lines, R2PL 2005. Proceedings : November 10, 2005, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, co-located with WCRE 2005
S.16-20 : Ill., Lit.
|International Workshop on Reengineering Towards Product Lines <1, 2005, Pittsburgh/Pa.>|
|Fraunhofer IESE ()|
| domain engineering; reuse; reverse engineering; metric; software product line|
Domain-specific reuse is seen as promising way to increase the value of reuse. This paper reports our on-going work aimed to identify domain-specific software components from an existing system to achieve large scale reuse. The fundamental motivation of the proposed method is to reduce the amount of source code the human-expert has to explore in order to identify domain-specific candidates. The basic premise assumed by this method is that reusable components have certain quality attributes like functional usefulness, readability, testability and etc. which can be measured to certain extent with help of metrics.