Navigating the labyrinth of software re-words

Georgiadou, Elli (2009) Navigating the labyrinth of software re-words. Software Quality in the 21st Century. In: 17th International Conference Software Quality Management (SQM), 06-07 Apr 2009, Southampton, UK. ISBN 9781-906124229. [Conference or Workshop Item]


Quality gains through various ways of exploiting legacy systems have been described with several re-words including reuse, restructuring, re-engineering, retro engineering, reverse engineering and refactoring. Modularisation, componetisation and production through assembly of existing components is long practiced in manufacturing with obvious productivity gains. In the case of software development and maintenance reusable code and reusable designs are both desirable and possible especially within the object-oriented paradigm. This paper is an attempt to revisit these terms, examine their meaning and purpose and clarify their interrelationships. The benefits of this study are primarily for practitioners but also for academics and scholars.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: Published in: Software quality in the 21st century / editors, R. Dawson, M. Ross, G. Staples. (pages 117-126), ISBN: 9781906124229
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > SensoLab group
Item ID: 26395
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Depositing User: Elli Georgiadou
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2019 09:24
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 09:24

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