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Software Reuse CSE301 Harry R. Erwin, PhD University of Sunderland Resources This lecture is about how to think critically about reuse. Martin, R. C., 2003, Agile Software Development, Prentice-Hall.

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software reuse

Software Reuse

CSE301

Harry R. Erwin, PhD

University of Sunderland

resources
Resources

This lecture is about how to think critically about reuse.

  • Martin, R. C., 2003, Agile Software Development, Prentice-Hall.
  • Schmidt, D. C., 2003, “Why software reuse has failed and how to make it work for you,” http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/reuse-lessons.html
  • Radding, A., 1998, “Hidden Costs of Code Reuse,” http://www.informationweek.com/708/08iuhid.htm
why reuse software
Why Reuse Software?
  • What we most need are systems that are:
    • Portable
    • Flexible
    • Extensible
    • Predictable
    • Efficient
    • Reliable

(Schmidt, 2003)

  • Software meeting these qualities is hard to develop (and even harder to develop for reuse).
software economics and reuse
Software Economics and Reuse
  • Highly skilled software professionals are rare and expensive (~£12,000/person-month (PM) including overhead).
  • Productivity is low for essential and critical systems development (100-320 lines of code per PM).
  • Modern systems are large (100-10000 PM) and costly (£1M-£100M).
  • Reuse can reduce these costs by three to ten-fold.
  • However, initially developing the software for reuse triples (x3) the cost. (Radding, 1998)
  • So reuse has a delayed payoff.
why does reuse fail
Why Does Reuse Fail?
  • Communications—how to make requirements reflect both programmer and business needs?
  • Economics—who pays for it?
  • Administration—who maintains the reuse libraries?
  • Politics—“rice bowls”.
  • Psychological—programmer resistance, NIH (“not invented here”).
  • Technical—how do you organize it?

(Schmidt, 2001)

what is reuse
What is Reuse?
  • Components, frameworks, and applications are what you reuse.
  • Components are self-contained instances of abstract data types that can be plugged together to create complete applications.
  • Frameworks are integrated collections of classes that support the following:
    • System infrastructure
    • Middleware integration
    • Enterprise applications
  • Both live in packages.
what do you reuse
What do you reuse?
  • GUI objects
  • Server-side components
  • Infrastructure components
  • Services frameworks
  • High-level patterns
  • Packaged applications

(Radding, 1998)

gui object reuse
GUI Object Reuse
  • Easy to achieve
  • Often requires no code development
  • Improves quality and consistency
  • Implications: good practice, but not a big cost driver, so does not save much money
server side components
Server-Side Components
  • Reusable business logic
  • Significant potential for pay-back
  • Require extensive front-end analysis and design
  • Have to be provided an architectural foundation
  • Require protection as trade secrets
  • Become obsolete fairly rapidly
infrastructure components and services frameworks
Infrastructure Components and Services Frameworks
  • Provide standards-based generic services for transaction processing, messaging, security, and database access
  • Require extensive analysis and design and complex programming
  • Often available as commercial off-the-shelf (COTS)
  • “Make versus buy” decision
high level patterns
High-Level Patterns
  • Will be addressed later in this module
  • Support design reuse
  • Must be programmed or purchased
packaged applications
Packaged Applications
  • Guaranteed reuse
  • Not necessarily a close match to the user requirements, so customization may be required
  • Locks the customer into the vendor, which is good for the vendor but not so good for the customer
  • End of life issues, as well