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Maintainability and reusability: The relationships

AL-Badareen, Anas Bassam and Selamat, Mohd Hasan and Din, Jamilah and A. Jabar, Marzanah and Turaev, Sherzod (2012) Maintainability and reusability: The relationships. In: Workshop on Advanced Information Technology (WIT - A2012), 25 – 26 June 2012, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

Software maintenance is the process of modifying software product either for correction, enhancement, or adaptation. Software reuse is a process of adapting software system or part of it in other software product. However, maintenance process required understandable and modifiable software to be performed efficiently, whereas the reusability required software able to be used for different systems and platforms. The reusable software is classified in two main types, Black box and white box. The black box reuse considers the using of software product without any modification. The white box reuse modifies the existing software product/asset in order to be used in the new system. The models of software quality evaluate these characteristics from different perspectives, and mixed up between these definitions is occurred. This paper discusses the difference between software maintenance and software reuse from the perspective of software process and quality. Consequently, the reusability is different from maintainability, although they share common characteristics. Moreover, the reusability of the software product is different based on the type of the software whether it’s a component based or open source software.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6846/33126
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr. Sherzod Turaev
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 15:10
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2013 15:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33126

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