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Software Reuse: Architecture, Process and Organization for Business Success Paperback – May 22, 1997

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Software reuse sounds great in principle (why rewrite code you have always written once?), but converting principle to practice has proved daunting. Software Reuse explains what it takes to build reusable software, from business characteristics to engineering requirements to techniques you can implement during design stages.


"There is still a lot of controversy about whether object-oriented software reuse really pays off. This book provides not only many successful examples from Griss' work at Hewlett-Packard, Jacobson's work at Ericsson, and elsewhere, but also an experience-based approach for repeating the successes. The approach involves not just a class-library silver bullet, but an integrated strategy involving business-case analysis, domain engineering, product line architecting, people and process management, and life-cycle software asset management. A particularly nice feature of the book is a reuse-oriented tailoring of the Jacobson-Booch-Rumbaugh Unified Modeling Language."
Barry Boehm, TRW Prof of Software Engineering, Director of Center for Software Engineering University of Southern California.

"This book tells it as it is: reuse is a business as well as a technical decision that requires engineering discipline and management support. If you are serious about improving your software development productivity and reducing your time to market by making OO work for you, then read this book. You won't be disappointed!"
Will Tracz, Senior Programmer in Advanced Technology, Lockheed Martin Federal Systems.

"This book is comprehensive in its coverage of the fundamentals of software reuse, the subject that is catalysing the transformation of our industry from a craft to an engineering discipline. I commend Jacobson, Griss and Jonsson for their important contribution to the field."
Paul Bassett, Senior Vice President Research, Netron Inc.

"This is the best book on software reuse I've ever seen. It should be on the desk of every project manager who wants to improve productivity, quality and timeliness in software development."
David Taylor, President, Enterprise Engines Inc.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (May 22, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0201924765
  • ISBN-13: 978-0201924763
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,523,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on August 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
Don't limit yourself to code reusability. This book goes further. Think about reusability from the beginning, put it into your analysis and design models.
The book talks about an _architecture_ and a _process_ to achieve software reusability. I found the book hard to read. Sometimes I felt they did not "hit-the-ground". My problem? I was thinking in code. Don't let that happen to you.
The authors talk about a complete organized process to achieve reusability. The book is a must if you are thinking in reusability.
Read it!
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Having reviewed this book before and after it's publication, I can say without a doubt that this is the best book to date on how to implement a effective, systematic reuse program. The book addresses all aspects of Software Reuse, from organizational factors to implementation technologies. All the authors have experience with implementing reuse programs in the real world, and they speak from experience as well as from expertise. If you are at all interested in Software Reuse, or with improving software development productivity, you need this book.
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This is an excellent book for developers, architects, project managers, and development managers. It clearly explains how to adjust your development practices to achieve reuse at all levels. I found it particularly helpful in diagnosing common management issues that hinder reuse practices. This book has helped me gather the information needed to effectively establish reusability.
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