A taxonomy on component-based software engineering methods
The component paradigm promises to address many of the productivity and quality problems currently faced by the software industry. However, its correct application requires systematic, methodological support. A wide range of theoretical and practical methods have been developed in the context of the component paradigm. A taxonomy of these methods can provide a. tool for increasing the understanding of the ways in which component-based development is currently addressed and directions for future development. This paper outlines a taxonomy based on the fundamental criteria and definitions, and provides examples to justify this classification. It can therefore serve as a first orientation for new researchers interested in the area of component-based software engineering.